Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Stephen C. Levinson

Two classics now online: BowPed and Cut and Break

Two L&C field manual entries that have seen particularly wide circulation over the years are the Topological Relations Picture Series, affectionately known as BowPed after its authors, and the Cut and Break Clips.

These tasks were developed within the Space and Event Representation projects to aid in the cross-linguistic investigation of semantic distinctions in these domains. Fieldworkers across the globe have found them useful elicitation tools to probe the grammar of spatial relations (BowPed) and events of separation and destruction (Cut and Break).

Today we are making these classic field manual entries available online. We look forward to hearing from you how you have used these materials in the future!

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