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Constructions in ‘Language and Perception’

This field guide is for eliciting information about grammatical resources used in describing perceptual events and perception-based properties and states. A list of leading questions outlines an underlying semantic space for events/states of perception, against which language-specific constructions may be defined. It should be used as an entry point into a flexible exploration of the structures and constraints which are specific to the language you are working on. The goal is to provide a cross-linguistically comparable description of the constructions of a language used in describing perceptual events and states. The core focus is to discover any sensory asymmetries, i.e., ways in which different sensory modalities are treated differently with respect to these constructions.


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Enfield, N.J. & Asifa Majid. 2008. Constructions in 'language and perception'. In Asifa Majid (ed.), Field Manual Volume 11, 11-17. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.