Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Tyko Dirksmeyer

Bloxes: An Interactive Task for the Elicitation of Dimensional Expressions

“Dimensional expressions” single out and describe one symmetric axis of a 1D, 2D, or 3D object (e.g., The road is long). “Bloxes” is an interactive, object-matching task that elicits descriptions of dimensional contrasts between simple geometrical objects (rectangular blocks, rectangular boxes, and cylinders). The aim is to explore the linguistic encoding of dimensions, focusing on features of axis, orientation, flatness/solidity, size and shape. See also Suggestions for field research on dimensional expressions.


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Stolz, Christel. 1996. Bloxes: an interactive task for the elicitation of dimensional expressions. In Stephen C. Levinson (ed.), Manual for the 1996 Field Season, 25-31. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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