ERIC Number: EJ819284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Reference Count: 62
The Perception of Time: Basic Research and Some Potential Links to the Study of Language
Wearden, J. H.
Language Learning, v58 ns1 p149-171 Dec 2008
The article first discusses some recent work in time perception--in particular the distinction among prospective timing, retrospective timing, and passage of time judgments. The history and application of an "internal clock" model as an explanation of prospective timing performance is reviewed and contrasted with the different mechanisms needed for the other two types of time judgments. The article then discusses two areas suggesting relations between time perception research and language. The first is the idea that disturbances in the perception of duration, usually of very brief auditory stimuli, are associated with some language disorders. Another is the common use of metaphors for time, and the article relates these to the issue of whether a genuine "time sense" exists.
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Language Impairments, Time Perspective, Perception, Language Processing, Figurative Language, Research
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