Language and the perceptual parameters affecting the representation of space

Coventry, Kenny, Griffiths, Debbie and Hamilton, Colin (2012) Language and the perceptual parameters affecting the representation of space. In: Embodied & Situated Language Processing Conference, 28-30 August 2012, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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Abstract

This paper presents a series of experiments that examine how common perceptual parameters, such as ownership, visibility, and familiarity affect both language usage and contribute to our representation of space. A memory game paradigm (see Coventry, Valdés, Castillo, & Guijarro-Fuentes, 2008 for details) was used to elicit the use of the demonstratives ‘this’ and ‘that’, without participants realising the purpose of the experiment. Participants were more likely to use ‘this’ when the object referred to was their own, visible or was more familiar.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2014 13:58
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18313

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