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In other words, while grammatically correct, (5) sounds odd, and therefore, may give rise to the inference that Eric is employing some listening device. (5) Eric looked across the valley to see where the squeak came from. Viewed this way, it may not be far-fetched to claim that perspective is part of the meaning of some words (see also Miller and Johnson-Laird, 1976, who note that the intrinsic region around an entity may be linked to perception, but is also related to social and functional constraints).
Front/back is a more salient dimension for language comprehenders than is top/bottom, which is more salient than left/right (Franklin & Tversky, 1990). Borrowing terms from the Experimential Framework for Language Comprehension 45 anatomy literature, we can identify these dimensions as the coronal (front/ back), transverse (top/bottom), and sagittal (left/right) plane. The transverse plane is more salient than the sagittal plane because our environment and our bodies are asymmetrical across the transverse plane (because of gravity), but not (so much) across the sagittal plane.
For example, in one reading of ‘‘on,’’ this preposition places one entity above the other and makes it the focal entity, whereas ‘‘under’’ makes the lower entity the focal one. , Langacker, 1990; Givo´ n, 1992; Goldberg, 1998). VII. , Barsalou, 1999; Glenberg, 1997)—but not with amodal models of comprehension. 52 Zwaan A. Words Activate of Perception/Action-Related Brain Areas Words activate brain areas that overlap with areas that are active when their referent is experienced. For instance, tool words have been shown to activate motor areas in the brain and certain animal words have been shown to activate visual areas (Bu¨ chel, Price, & Friston 1998; Martin & Chao, 2001).