Starting at the end: the importance of goals in spatial language

@article{Lakusta2005StartingAT,
  title={Starting at the end: the importance of goals in spatial language},
  author={Laura Lakusta and Barbara Landau},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2005},
  volume={96},
  pages={1-33}
}
We explored the linguistic encoding of Paths in children between the ages of three and seven, in children with Williams syndrome, and in normal adults, focusing specifically on Source and Goal Paths. The results showed an asymmetry, with Goal Paths regularly and systematically encoded, but Source Paths often omitted. This pattern occurred among all groups and across a broad range of domains including Manner of Motion, Change of Possession, Change of State, and Attachment/Detachment events. It… CONTINUE READING

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