Co-organization of spatial language and spatial cognition in the emergence of Nicaraguan Sign Language
Amber J. Martin
Understanding the nature of the relationships between language and cognition is a critical goal in cognitive and language sciences. In this talk I address questions about how language and cognition each shapes the other by examining changes in spatial language and spatial cognition across three adult cohorts of signers of Nicaraguan Sign Language. I present evidence for a bi-directional relationship between mental rotation skills and use of spatial devices, and suggest how they may each influence the other across the emergence of a new sign language.
Monday, February 19th
4:00pm in Wieboldt 111
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