“Time and space” questionnaire for “space in thinking” subproject
Levinson, S. C., Bohnemeyer, J., & Enfield, N. J.
“Time and space” questionnaire for “space in thinking” subproject. In S. C. Levinson, & N. J. Enfield (Eds.
), Manual for the field season 2001
(pp. 14-20). Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
This entry contains: 1. An invitation to think about to what extent the grammar of space and time share lexical and morphosyntactic resources − the suggestions here are only prompts, since it would take a long questionnaire to fully explore this; 2. A suggestion about how to collect gestural data that might show us to what extent the spatial and temporal domains, have a psychological continuity. This is really the goal − but you need to do the linguistic work first or in addition. The goal of this task is to explore the extent to which time is conceptualised on a spatial basis.