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Locative and Directional Prepositions in Conceptual Spaces : The Role of Polar Convexity

Zwarts, Joost and Gärdenfors, Peter LU (2016) In Journal of Logic, Language and Information 25(1). p.109-138
Abstract

We approach the semantics of prepositions from the perspective of conceptual spaces. Focusing on purely spatial locative and directional prepositions, we analyze both types of prepositions in terms of polar coordinates instead of Cartesian coordinates. This makes it possible to demonstrate that the property of convexity holds quite generally in the domain of prepositions of location and direction, supporting the important role that this property plays in conceptual spaces.

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Conceptual spaces, Convexity, Polar coordinates, Prepositions
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Journal of Logic, Language and Information
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25
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1
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30 pages
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Springer
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0925-8531
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10.1007/s10849-015-9224-5
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English
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