Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Simeon Floyd

Man and Tree & Space Games

These classic tasks can be used to explore spatial reference in field settings. They provide a language-independent metric for eliciting spatial language, using a “director-matcher” paradigm. The Man and Tree task deals with location on the horizontal plane with both featured (man) and non-featured (e.g., tree) objects. The Space Games depict various objects (e.g. bananas, lemons) and elicit spatial contrasts not obviously lexicalisable in English.

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Levinson, Stephen C., Penelope Brown, Eve Danziger, Lourdes De León, John B. Haviland, Eric Pederson & Gunter Senft. 1992. Man and Tree & Space Games. In Stephen C. Levinson (ed.), Space stimuli kit 1.2: November 1992, 7-14. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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Volume 1992 , filed under Space project.
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