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Book: Language, Cognition and Space

Chapter: 5 Parsing space around objects

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.22027


For the current chapter, two representations and their constituent processes are of interest: reference frames and spatial templates. For projective terms, a reference frame consists of a set of three axes that assign directions onto space. Specifically, the reference frame is imposed on the reference object, and its axes extend outward defining the space beyond.

Chapter Contributors

  • Laura Carlson ( - lcarlson) 'University of Notre Dame'