The Resource Development of geocentric spatial language and cognition : an eco-cultural perspective, Pierre R. Dasen and Ramesh C. Mishra

Development of geocentric spatial language and cognition : an eco-cultural perspective, Pierre R. Dasen and Ramesh C. Mishra

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Development of geocentric spatial language and cognition : an eco-cultural perspective
Title
Development of geocentric spatial language and cognition
Title remainder
an eco-cultural perspective
Statement of responsibility
Pierre R. Dasen and Ramesh C. Mishra
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eng
Summary
"Egocentric spatial language uses coordinates in relation to our body to talk about small-scale space ('put the knife on the right of the plate and the fork on the left'), while geocentric spatial language uses geographic coordinates ('put the knife to the east, and the fork to the west'). How do children learn to use geocentric language? And why do geocentric spatial references sound strange in English when they are standard practice in other languages? This book studies child development in Bali, India, Nepal, and Switzerland and explores how children learn to use a geocentric frame both when speaking and performing non-verbal cognitive tasks (such as remembering locations and directions). The authors examine how these skills develop with age, look at the socio-cultural contexts in which the learning takes place, and explore the ecological, cultural, social, and linguistic conditions that favour the use of a geocentric frame of reference"--
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Dasen, Pierre R
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
HQ767.9
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.D38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1952-
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Mishra, Ramesh Chandra
Series statement
Cambridge studies in cognitive and perceptual development
Series volume
12
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  • Child development
  • Space and time in language
  • Cognition
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Development of geocentric spatial language and cognition : an eco-cultural perspective, Pierre R. Dasen and Ramesh C. Mishra
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http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1010/2010023743-b.html
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-375) and indexes
Contents
Introduction and methods. Theory and research questions ; Methods ; Settings -- Results. Pilot study in Bali and first study (India and Nepal, 1999-2000) ; Returning to Bali : main study 2002-2007 ; Varanasi ; Kathmandu ; Panditpur ; Geneva -- Additional studies. Spatial language addressed to children ; Geocentric gestures before language ; Spatial organization schemes ; Neurophysiological correlates of geocentric space ; Geocentric dead reckoning -- Conclusion. Discussion and conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 388 p.
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9780521191050
Lccn
2010023743
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  • 3721092-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3721092
  • (Sirsi) o601112907
  • (OCoLC)601112907
Label
Development of geocentric spatial language and cognition : an eco-cultural perspective, Pierre R. Dasen and Ramesh C. Mishra
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1010/2010023743-b.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-375) and indexes
Contents
Introduction and methods. Theory and research questions ; Methods ; Settings -- Results. Pilot study in Bali and first study (India and Nepal, 1999-2000) ; Returning to Bali : main study 2002-2007 ; Varanasi ; Kathmandu ; Panditpur ; Geneva -- Additional studies. Spatial language addressed to children ; Geocentric gestures before language ; Spatial organization schemes ; Neurophysiological correlates of geocentric space ; Geocentric dead reckoning -- Conclusion. Discussion and conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 388 p.
Isbn
9780521191050
Lccn
2010023743
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3721092-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3721092
  • (Sirsi) o601112907
  • (OCoLC)601112907

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