Suggestions for the Field Research on Dimensional Expressions
The aim of this task is to explore the linguistic expression of “dimensions” — e.g., the height, width or depth — of objects in the world around us. In a dimensional expression, one symmetric axis of a 1D, 2D, or 3D object is singled out and described (e.g., That man is tall). Dimensional expressions in different languages show a range of different combinatorial and extensional uses. This document guides the researcher through some spatial situations where contrastive features of dimensional expressions are likely to be observable.
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- Stolz, Christel. 1996. Suggestions for the field research on dimensional expressions. In Stephen C. Levinson (ed.), Manual for the 1996 Field Season, 32-45. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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