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Title: Localism : a method for describing meaning in Maltese
Authors: Borg, Albert J.
Keywords: Maltese language -- Morphology
Maltese language -- Grammar
Issue Date: 1981
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Borg, A.J. (1981). Localism: a method for describing meaning in Maltese. Journal of Maltese Studies, 14, 3-13.
Abstract: Psychologists are generally agreed that spatial organization is of central importance in human cognition. Assuming an intimate relationship between the development of intelligence in the human baby and the process whereby it acquires its mother language, the localist hypothesis claims that spacial expressions are more basic, grammatically and semantically, than various kinds of non-spatial expressions. Such spatial expressions are more basic linguistically in that they serve as models or structural templates, as it were, for other expressions.
Appears in Collections:JMS, Volume 14
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