Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Penelope Brown

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.


Field Manual entry
Man And Tree And Space Games (89.26 kB)

Stimulus materials
Man and Tree and Space Games (162.6 MB)

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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.

Volume 1992 , filed under Space project.
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