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dc.contributor.authorBohnemeyer, Jürgen
dc.contributor.authorStolz, Christel
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-13T00:28:09Z
dc.date.available2015-11-13T00:28:09Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationBohnemeyer, J., and Stolz, C. (2006) Spatial reference in Yukatek Maya: a survey. (With C. Stolz.) In S. C. Levinson & D. P. Wilkins (Eds.), Grammars of space. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 273-310.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0521671787
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/38692
dc.description.abstractIt has been shown that spatial concepts are particularly richly lexicalized in some Mayan languages (see Brown, this volume, on Tzeltal, and references there on Tzotzil, Mam, and other members of the family). Together with the finding that spatial reference relies predominantly on an absolute frame of reference, driven by cognitive skills of spatial orientation unattested with Euro-Americans, this has led to the assumption that space plays a more prominent role in Mayan culture and cognition than it does in Western culture and cognition (cf. Brown this volume, England 1978: 226). The study of Yukatek Maya (YM) adds a new perspective to this line of research. YM shares most linguistic resources for spatial reference with the linguistically and culturally more conservative Mayan languages spoken in the highlands of Chiapas and Guatemala (the only notable exception is bound directional particles, which are absent in YM).en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.subjectspatial referenceen_US
dc.subjectMayan linguisticsen_US
dc.subjectabsolute frame of referenceen_US
dc.titleSpatial reference in Yukatek Maya: a surveyen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US


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