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Does Language Shape Thought? English and Mandarin Speakers' Conceptions of Time

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1. Title Title of document Does Language Shape Thought? English and Mandarin Speakers' Conceptions of Time - The Cognitive Linguistics Reader
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Lera Boroditsky;
3. Subject Discipline(s) Linguistics; Philosophy; Psychology; Cognitive Science
4. Subject Keyword(s) Cognitiion; case grammer; neural theory; Polysemy; Empirical methods in linguistics; word-meaning; metonymy; Conceptual systems;metaphor; grammar and meaning; conceptual networks; language acquisition; evolutionary theory
5. Subject Subject classification cognitive linguistics; philosophy of language; psycholinguistics
6. Description Abstract Whorfian effects, in the classical sense of diversity in non-linguistic cognition that is correlated with the diversity in semantic categories, are addressed in this chapter through the presentation of a series of experiments that show such a correlation with respect to conventional figurative expressions used in English and Mandarin for talking about temporal relations.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Nov-2007
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.31572
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; The Cognitive Linguistics Reader
16. Language English=en English
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) international,
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd