Cognitive Approaches

Universals and Variation

Gestalt principles

1 How do the gestalt principles find their reflection in language? Look at the picture and consider the following statements.

             A     The car is near the house. 
             B     The house is near the car.
             C     The American flag is on the house . 
             D     The house is under the American flag.

If you like, click the following link, which leads you to an podcast in which the renowned linguist Steven Pinker speaks about space in language.

How do we locate an object relative to a space?

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