Why space is not one-dimensional: Location may be categorical and imagistic
Giezen, Marcel R.
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Giezen, M., Costello, B., & Carreiras, M. (n.d.). Why space is not one-dimensional: Location may be categorical and imagistic. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40. doi:10.1017/S0140525X15002915
In our commentary, we raise concerns with the idea that location should be considered a gestural component of sign languages. We argue that psycholinguistic studies provide evidence for location as a “categorical” element of signs. More generally, we propose that the use of space in sign languages comes in many flavours and may be both categorical and imagistic.