List of Contributors page vii

1. Introduction to Grounding Cognition: The Role of Perception and Action in Memory, Language, and Thinking 1 Diane Pecher and Rolf A. Zwaan

2. Object Concepts and Action 8

Anna M. Borghi

3. Constraints on Spatial Language Comprehension: Function and Geometry 35

Laura A. Carlson and Ryan Kenny

4. Embodiment in Metaphorical Imagination 65 Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.

5. Passionate Thoughts: The Emotional Embodiment of Moral Concepts 93

Jesse J. Prinz

6. Grounding Language in Bodily States: The Case for Emotion 115 Arthur M. Glenberg, David Havas, Raymond Becker, and Mike Rinck

7. Situating Abstract Concepts 129 Lawrence W. Barsalou and Katja Wiemer-Hastings

8. Dynamicity, Fictivity, and Scanning: The Imaginative Basis of Logic and Linguistic Meaning 164

Ronald W. Langacker

9. The Emergence of Grammar from Perspective 198 Brian MacWhinney

10. Embodied Sentence Comprehension 224

Rolf A. Zwaan and Carol J. Madden

11. On the Perceptual-Motor and Image-Schematic Infrastructure of Language

Michael J. Spivey, Daniel C. Richardson, and Monica Gonzalez-Marquez

12. Connecting Concepts to Each Other and the World Robert L. Goldstone, Ying Feng, and Brian J. Rogosky

Author Index Subject Index

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