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Richardson, D. C., Spivey, M. J., Edelman, S. & Naples, A. J. (submitted). Image schemas of concrete and abstract verbs: Experimental evidence.

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  title = 	 {Image schemas of concrete and abstract verbs:
Experimental evidence},
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Author of the summary: Jim Davies, 2002, jim@jimdavies.org

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Boroditsky 1999: English speakers have vertical time image schema, Mandarin speakers have both horizontal and vertical.

Coslett 1999: Action tends to flow left to right.

Subjects pick the same schema (out of four) 2/3 of the time.

When drawing the concepts (in a limited range drawing program) most made abstract schemas. Some made pictoral representations. This is evidence of visual abstraction representing verbs. [p16]

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