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Diversity in Spatial Language Within Communities: The Interplay of Culture, Language and Landscape in Representations of Space (Short Paper)

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Abstract

Significant diversity exists in the way languages structure spatial reference, and this has been shown to correlate with diversity in non-linguistic spatial behaviour. However, most research in spatial language has focused on diversity between languages: on which spatial referential strategies are represented in the grammar, and to a lesser extent which of these strategies are preferred overall in a given language. However, comparing languages as a whole and treating each language as a single data point provides a very partial picture of linguistic spatial behaviour, failing to recognise the very significant diversity that exists within languages, a largely under-investigated but now emerging field of research. This paper focuses on language-internal diversity, and on the central role of a range of sociocultural and demographic factors that intervene in the relationship between humans, languages, and the physical environments in which communities live.

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@InProceedings{palmer_et_al:LIPIcs:2018:9381,
  author =	{Bill Palmer and Alice Gaby and Jonathon Lum and Jonathan Schlossberg},
  title =	{{Diversity in Spatial Language Within Communities: The Interplay of Culture, Language and Landscape in Representations of Space (Short Paper)}},
  booktitle =	{10th International Conference on Geographic Information  Science (GIScience 2018)},
  pages =	{53:1--53:8},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-083-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{114},
  editor =	{Stephan Winter and Amy Griffin and Monika Sester},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/9381},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-93810},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.GISCIENCE.2018.53},
  annote =	{Keywords: spatial language, Frame of Reference, landscape, sociotopography}
}

Keywords: spatial language, Frame of Reference, landscape, sociotopography
Seminar: 10th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2018)
Issue date: 2018
Date of publication: 2018


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