June Paper

Running down the clock: The role of expectation in our understanding of time and motion” has just been published in Language and Cognitive Processes.  The work suggests a rethinking of how we characterize metaphorical and literal language.  Keywords: metaphor, space, time, fictive motion, spatiotemporal, reasoning, prediction, comprehension, processing.  Access a pdf copy here.

For a write-up of this work in relation to other findings in psychology and philosophy, see Melody’s lengthy post about it at Child’s Play.