Lecture 8

These pictures used one of the two spatial schemas

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Unformatted text preview: ng particular spatial schemas affect how people think about time.   Next Wednesday’s meeting has been moved forward two days.   On what day is the meeting going to take place? Temporal ambiguity   A pair of purported conceptual metaphors both map motion through space onto time, but differently   Ego ­Moving: an observer moves through or past time ▪  We’re coming up on the break. ▪  We’re closing in on the fall semester.   Time ­Moving: times or events move past the observer ▪  The break is coming up on us. ▪  The fall semester is closing in on us.   Some expressions are ambiguous between these   Next Wednesday’s meeting has been moved forward two days Method The task     Ppts answered several priming questions about spatial relations of objects in pictures.   These pictures used one of the two spatial schemas ego ­moving object ­moving Method   Then they interpreted the ambiguous temporal statement: Next Wednesday's meeting has been moved forward two days.   If you use the ego ­moving schema, forward is in the...
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