Carolyn O'Meara

List of John Benjamins publications for which Carolyn O'Meara plays a role.


Perception Metaphors

Edited by Laura J. Speed, Carolyn O'Meara, Lila San Roque and Asifa Majid

Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Psycholinguistics | Psychology | Semantics | Theoretical linguistics


O'Meara, Carolyn, Laura J. Speed, Lila San Roque and Asifa Majid 2019 Chapter 1. Perception metaphors: A view from diversityPerception Metaphors, Speed, Laura J., Carolyn O'Meara, Lila San Roque and Asifa Majid (eds.), pp. 1–16 | Chapter
Our bodily experiences play an important role in the way that we think and speak. Abstract language is, however, difficult to reconcile with this body-centred view, unless we appreciate the role metaphors play. To explore the role of the senses across semantic domains, we focus on perception… read more
Bohnemeyer, Jürgen and Carolyn O'Meara 2012 10. Vectors and frames of reference: Evidence from Seri and YucatecSpace and Time in Languages and Cultures: Language, culture, and cognition, Filipović, Luna and Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt (eds.), pp. 217–249 | Article
Most linguistic and cognitive representations of space depend on frames of reference (FoRs). We show that FoRs play an equally important role in representations of the orientation of entities and representations of their location and direction of motion. We propose that orientation is conceptually… read more