Space the pineapple is to the right of the telephone

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Unformatted text preview: o perceive differences that straddle their language’s color boundaries   This effect appears to be mediated by language: linguistic interference knocks it out   It seems to be lateralized to the left hemisphere; right hemisphere vision is unaffected Space Where is the pineapple, relative to the phone? Space The pineapple is to the right of the telephone  ­  relative frame of reference Space The pineapple is to the telephone’s left  ­  intrinsic frame of reference Space The pineapple is to the East of the telephone  ­  absolute frame of reference Space Some languages, like Guugu Yimithirr (Australia) and Tzeltal Mayan (Mexico) prefer to use absolute frame of reference, even for tabletop space. Space   Do your language’s preferred frames of reference influence your non ­linguistic cognition?   E.g., do speakers of absolute frame ­of ­ reference languages think about space in absolute terms more than speakers of language...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2014 for the course COGS 101c taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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