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ERIC Number: EJ899497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0379-0037
Spatial Premise Integration in Hindi
Mishra, Ramesh Kumar
Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, v33 n2 p103-118 Jul-Dec 2007
Spatial reasoning or locating objects in a spatial space has long been an important area of research in cognitive science because analyzing space categorically and finding objects is a fundamental act of mental perception and cognition. Premise integration in tasks of spatial reasoning has recently received considerable research attention. This is primarily because the developments in mental model theories have proposed different types of proposals regarding how one constructs mental models and layouts from verbally present sentences. This study was a replication of Hornig et al. (2005) work on two principles of premise integration in spatial reasoning in Hindi. The results obtained confirm this as it was found that comprehension times were indeed smaller when the relatum was given and the relatum was the object in the second premise than its subject. The most important finding is that fact that the principles of spatial integration seem to work in a cross linguistic way. The results are similar as in the German and Hindi studies. Since the integration of spatial premises has close links with processes in language comprehension, it seems a possibility that language differences play relatively smaller roles in the basic mechanism of language comprehension. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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