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URPP Language and Space Spatial Boundaries and Transitions in Language and Interaction

Session 3

Wednesday, 26. April 2017


This session  is concerned with the encoding of space in language describing geographic objects, such as mountains and valleys, and relationships between them. How are such places referred to in language? Is their linguistic categorization clear-cut or vague, on which factors does this depend and what implications does this have for communication? Talks in this session will address categorization of geographic objects from multiple perspectives including (cognitive) semantics, deixis and expression of spatial relations in language, linguistic diversity and onomastics, and work linking representations of geographic objects to language.

11:30 - 12:00 
Ditte Boeg Thomsen and Marc D.S. Volhardt​:
Walking and wording the mountains in Yǜhü

14:00 - 14:30
Gaurav Sinha and David Mark:
Exploring Landforms in Multiple Representational Spaces

14:30 - 15:00
Jan Heegård Petersen
Boundaries in culture, physical landscape and language: The Kalasha (Northwest Pakistan)

15:00 - 15:30
Ekaterina Egorova and Ross S. Purves:
Investigating the Meaning of Landscape Terms through the Corpus-based Semantics Approach

16:00 - 16:30
Elwys De Stefani​:
Talking about place names: Tourist guides' practices of self- and other-categorization

16:30 - 17:00
Flurina Wartmann, Olga Chesnokova and Ross Purves:
Mountains, moors, hills, lakes and rivers: Comparing folk language categorizations across formal landscape typologies

17:30 - 18:30 
Poster Session:
Further research results will be presentet at the poster session.