Towards a Cognitively Based Approach of a Description of Spatial Deixis

TitleTowards a Cognitively Based Approach of a Description of Spatial Deixis
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsKaiser, M.
Other Numbers846
Abstract

In this presentation an approach towards a description of spatial deixis based on the perceptual and cognitive abilities of humans is outlined. After a basic introduction into space perception and representation the findings of this part are taken to form the basis for a characterization of the phenomenon of deixis as well as the conceptual components of deictic expressions in a natural language. For the analysis of deictic expressions a cross-linguistic view is applied to find on the one hand universal components of those expressions but also a number of potentially influencing factors. The goal is to find features that may be components of deictic expressions and thus must be considered in a general model of spatial deixis which can serve to classify and describe the meaning of spatial deictic expressions in any natural language.

URLhttp://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/ftp/global/pub/techreports/1993/tr-93-058.pdf
Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-93-058

Abbreviated Authors

M. Kaiser

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report