Contours of time: Topographic construals of past, present, and future in the Yupno valley of Papua New Guinea

@article{Nez2012ContoursOT,
  title={Contours of time: Topographic construals of past, present, and future in the Yupno valley of Papua New Guinea},
  author={Rafael N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Kensy Cooperrider and D. Doan and J{\"u}rg Wassmann},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={124},
  pages={25-35}
}
Time, an everyday yet fundamentally abstract domain, is conceptualized in terms of space throughout the world's cultures. Linguists and psychologists have presented evidence of a widespread pattern in which deictic time-past, present, and future-is construed along the front/back axis, a construal that is linear and ego-based. To investigate the universality of this pattern, we studied the construal of deictic time among the Yupno, an indigenous group from the mountains of Papua New Guinea… Expand
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