Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Stephen C. Levinson

Landscape Terms and Place Names Questionnaire

Landscape terms reflect the relationship between geographic reality and human cognition. Are ‘mountains’, ‘rivers, ‘lakes’ and the like universally recognised in languages as naturally salient objects to be named? The landscape subproject is concerned with the interrelation between language, cognition and geography. Specifically, it investigates issues relating to how landforms are categorised cross-linguistically as well as the characteristics of place naming.


This entry has been superceded by the 2004 version.

How to cite this resource?

Bohnemeyer, Jürgen, Niclas Burenhult, Stephen C. Levinson & N.J. Enfield. 2003. Landscape terms and place names questionnaire. In N.J. Enfield (ed.), Field Research Manual 2003, part I: multimodal interaction, Space, event representation, 60-63. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

Volume 2003 , filed under Space project.