Locative and Directional Prepositions in Conceptual Spaces: The Role of Polar Convexity

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Abstract

We approach the semantics of prepositions from the perspective of conceptual spaces. Focusing on purely spatial locative and directional prepositions, we analyze both types of prepositions in terms of polar coordinates instead of Cartesian coordinates. This makes it possible to demonstrate that the property of convexity holds quite generally in the domain of prepositions of location and direction, supporting the important role that this property plays in conceptual spaces.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Utrecht University
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Technology Sydney
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Filosofi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)109-138
Antal sidor30
TidskriftJournal of Logic, Language and Information
Volym25
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2016 mar 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa