Australian languages are widely believed to exemplify abstract spatial conceptual systems, manifest as cardinal terms. In fact, Australian languages typically make heavy use of terms invoking local environmental features. We report on research investigating correlations between linguistic spatial systems and topography, and the role of socio-cultural factors in individual variation in spatial referential strategy choices.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||CEUR Workshop Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2019|
|Event||2nd Workshop on Speaking of Location: Communicating about Space, SoL 2019 - Regensburg, Germany|
Duration: 9 Sep 2019 → 13 Sep 2019