Landscape terms and place names elicitation guide
Bohnemeyer, J., Burenhult, N., Enfield, N. J., & Levinson, S. C.
Landscape terms and place names elicitation guide. In A. Majid (Ed.
), Field Manual Volume 9
(pp. 75-79). Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. doi:10.17617/2.492904.
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.