Event Representation in Language and Cognition examines new research into how the mind deals with the experience of events. Empirical research into the cognitive processes involved when people view events and talk about them is still a young field. The chapters by leading experts draw on data from the description of events in spoken and signed languages, first and second language acquisition, co-speech gesture and eye movements during language production, and from non-linguistic categorization and other tasks. The book highlights newly found evidence for how perception, thought, and language constrain each other in the experience of events. It will be of particular interest to linguists, psychologists, and philosophers, as well as to anyone interested in the representation and processing of events.
Jurgen Bohnemeyer is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He is the author of the Grammar of Time Reference in Yukatek Maya (2002).
Eric Pederson is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Oregon. He is the co-editor (with Jan Nuyts) of Language and Conceptualization (Cambridge, 1997) and Perspectives on Language and Conceptualization (1993).