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By Maya Hickmann (Ed.), St├ęphane Robert (Ed.)

Area is almost immediately the point of interest of a lot learn and debate throughout disciplines, together with linguistics, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy. One powerful characteristic of this assortment is to assemble theoretical and empirical contributions from those assorted medical traditions, with the collective objective of addressing primary questions on the leading edge of the present literature: the character of house in language, the linguistic relativity of area, the relation among spatial language and cognition. Linguistic analyses spotlight the multidimensional and heterogeneous nature of house, whereas additionally exhibiting the lifestyles of a suite of varieties, parameters, and ideas organizing the substantial variety of linguistic platforms and accounting for mechanisms of diachronic swap. Findings referring to spatial conception and cognition recommend the lifestyles of 2 exact platforms governing linguistic and non-linguistic representations, that merely in part overlap in a few pathologies, yet in addition they express the robust effect of language-specific elements at the process language acquisition and cognitive improvement.

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