Can language restructure cognition? The case for space

@article{Majid2004CanLR,
  title={Can language restructure cognition? The case for space},
  author={A. Majid and M. Bowerman and S. Kita and D. Haun and S. Levinson},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={108-114}
}
Frames of reference are coordinate systems used to compute and specify the location of objects with respect to other objects. These have long been thought of as innate concepts, built into our neurocognition. However, recent work shows that the use of such frames in language, cognition and gesture varies cross-culturally, and that children can acquire different systems with comparable ease. We argue that language can play a significant role in structuring, or restructuring, a domain as… Expand

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