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Perceptions of space


Proxemics. The culture and conceptions of position and direction. Language and space.


  • Read the reading, Brown and Levinson 1993
  • look through the slides, some of them won’t make sense until we do the session


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NB - There are also some slides (after the one titled Measuring LR recognition) which won’t make a lot of sense without the actual experiment (see video)


Brown, P. and Levinson, S. C. (1993) Uphill’ and downhill’ in Tzeltal. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 3(1):46–74

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Other material

The Tenejapa region: (“Uphill/downhill” directionality) in Google Earth online - may take a few moments to load ↗️

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