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Crosslinguistic Perspectives on a Spatial Semantic Inventory
Submission DeadlineJul. 30, 2020

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Lead Guest Editor
Longbo Ren
School of Foreign Languages, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, Henan, China
Guest Editors
  • Zhe Zhang
    School of Foreign Languages, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, Henan, China
  • Xiaochen Li
    English Department, College of Foreign Languages, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, Shandong, China
  • Yapei Li
    School of Foreign Languages, Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
  • Lin Yu
    School of Foreign Languages, Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan, China
  • Zhiyong Hu
    Faculty of Foreign Affairs, Sichuan International Studies University, Chongqing, China
  • Jianguo Liu
    School of Foreign Languages, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, Henan, China
  • Md. Amir Hossain
    Department of English, IBAIS University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Nghi Tran
    Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry, Tan Phu District, Vietnam
Introduction
The linguistic representation of space is a fundamental problem in the field of cognitive representation. Such representations often become prototypes of other cognitive domains. In cognitive linguistics, the contribution of the Talmyan fundamental spatial schematic system (FSSS) to the investigation of space has been neglected. This special issue intends to explicate the main contribution of this theory from crosslinguistic perspectives. Language segments space in a schematic way. Schematized spatial semantics consists of a limited number of fundamental spatial categories and fundamental spatial elements which solidify a universal inventory functioning as the meaning-form interface of closed class spatial schemas. This inventory can be adopted to explore representation mechanisms of spatial schemas in diversified languages and so papers relevant to this topic are especially encouraged.
Aims and Scope:
  1. Spatial cognition
  2. Spatial representation
  3. Spatial lexicalization
  4. Spatial schemas across languages
  5. Spatial representation and aspect
  6. Spatial schemas across modalities
  7. The extension of the Talmyan FSSS
  8. The application of FSSS in world languages
  9. Spatial representation and linguistic diversity
  10. Spatial representation and linguistic universals
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