Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by the ≠Akhoe Project

Selected publications

Here are some of the main comparative results from L&C field manuals.

  1. Majid, Asifa & Roberts, Seán G. & Cilissen, Ludy & Emmorey, Karen & Nicodemus, Brenda & O’Grady, Lucinda & Woll, Bencie et al. 2018. Differential coding of perception in the world’s languages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115(45). 11369–11376. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1720419115)
  2. San Roque, L., Kendrick, K., Norcliffe, E., Brown, P., Defina, R., Dingemanse, M., Dirksmeyer, T., Enfield, N. J., Floyd, S., Hammond, J., Rossi, G., Tufvesson, S., Van Putten, S., & Majid, A. (2015). Vision verbs dominate in conversation across cultures, but the ranking of non-visual verbs varies. Cognitive Linguistics. Advance online publication. doi:10.1515/cog-2014-0089.
  3. Majid, Asifa, Alice Gaby & Lera Boroditsky (eds.) (2013). “Time in terms of space”, special issue of Frontiers in Cultural Psychology (available online).
  4. Kopecka, A. & B. Narasimhan (Eds.) (2012) Events of putting and taking: A crosslinguistic perspective. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  5. Majid, A., & Levinson, S. C. (2011). The senses in language and culture. The Senses & Society, 6(1) [Special issue] (introduction)
  6. Burenhult, N. (Ed.). (2008). Language and landscape: Geographical ontology in cross-linguistic perspective [Special Issue]. Language Sciences, 30(2/3). (TOC)
  7. Levinson, S. C., & Wilkins, D. P. (Eds.) (2006). Grammars of space: Explorations in cognitive diversity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  8. Majid, A., Enfield, N. J., & Van Staden, M. (Eds.). (2006). Parts of the body: Cross-linguistic categorisation [Special Issue]. Language Sciences, 28(2-3). (introduction)
  9. Majid, A., & Bowerman, M. (Eds.). (2007). Cutting and breaking events: A crosslinguistic perspective [Special Issue]. Cognitive Linguistics, 18(2).
  10. Majid, A., Boster, J. S., & Bowerman, M. (2008). The cross-linguistic categorization of everyday events: A study of cutting and breaking. Cognition, 109(2), 235-250. (abstract)
  11. Ameka, F. K., & Levinson, S. C. (Eds.). (2007). The typology and semantics of locative predication: Posturals, positionals and other beasts [Special Issue]. Linguistics, 45(5). (TOC)
  12. Kita, S. (Ed.) (2003). Pointing: Where Language, Culture, and Cognition Meet. Mahwah, N.J: L. Erlbaum Associates.
  13. Levinson, S. C. (2003). Space in language and cognition: Explorations in cognitive diversity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  14. Levinson, S. C., S. Meira, and The Language and Cognition Group. (2003). ‘Natural Concepts’ in the Spatial Topological Domain — Adpositional Meanings in Crosslinguistic Perspective: An Exercise in Semantic Typology. Language 79, no. 3 (September): 485-516. (download)