Special Issue on Crosslinguistic Perspectives on a Spatial Semantic Inventory

Submission Deadline: Jul. 30, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Longbo Ren
      School of Foreign Languages, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, Henan, China
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    • 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
  • 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

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.journaloflanguage.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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