Are hedgehogs like pigs, or tortoises like toads? : language-specific effects of compound structure on conceptualisation

How far can language-specific structures influence conceptualisation? After a period of time where the discussion of any ‘Whorfian’ effects tended to be considered of little scientific merit, the recent decade has seen a
How far can language-specific structures influence conceptualisation? After a period of time where the discussion of any ‘Whorfian’ effects tended to be considered of little scientific merit, the recent decade has seen a renewed interest in this question. In particular, studies have aimed to tease apart ‘thinking for speaking’ from general cognition (cf. Slobin 1996, Stutterheim & Nüse 2002) and have shown that language-specific differences can often be observed in verbalisation as well as in the preverbal preparation phase of speech production, rather than in non-linguistic tasks.
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Author:Heike Wiese
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1150605
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/04/26
Year of first Publication:2003
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/04/26
SWD-Keyword:Semantik
Source: ##0##=u http://www.uni-potsdam.de/fileadmin/projects/germanistik-07/Publikationen/Wiese2003_Hedgehogs.pdf ; (in:) Proceedings of EuroCogSci, 2003, S. 448
HeBIS PPN:225410249
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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