Language and Perception Publications

BOOKS

Beigl, M., Christiansen, H., Roth-Berghofer, T. R., Kofod-Petersen, A., Coventry, K. R., & Schmidtke, H. R. (Eds.)(2011). Modeling and Using Context. Springer Verlag: Berlin and Heidelberg.

Coventry, K. R., Tenbrink, T., & Bateman, J. (Eds.)(2009). Spatial Language and Dialogue. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Coventry, K. R., & Garrod, S. C. (2004). Saying, Seeing and Acting. The psychological semantics of spatial prepositions. Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis: Hove and New York.

Coventry, K. R., & Olivier, P. L. (Eds.)(2002). Spatial Language: Cognitive and Computational Perspectives. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht: The Netherlands.

JOURNAL ARTICLES AND REFEREED BOOK CHAPTERS

Coventry, K. R., Griffiths, D., & Hamilton, C. (2014). Spatial demonstratives and perceptual space: Describing and remembering object location. Cognitive Psychology, 69, 46-70. PDF

Lynott, D., & Coventry, K. (2014). On the ups and downs of emotion: testing between conceptual-metaphor and polarity accounts of emotional valence-spatial location interactions. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 21(1), 218-226. PDF

Coventry, K. R., Christophel, T., Fehr, T., Valdés-Conroy, B., & Herrmann, M. (2013). Multiple routes to mental animation: Language and functional relations drive motion processing for static images. Psychological Science, 24(8), 1379-1388. PDF

Nilsson, J., Ferrier, I. N., Coventry, K., Bester, A., & Finkelmeyer, A. (2013). Negative BOLD response in the hippocampus during short-term spatial memory retrieval. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(8), 1358-1371PDF

Coventry, K. R. (2013). On the mapping between spatial language and the vision and action systems. In Y. Coello & A. Bartolo (Eds.), Language and Action in Cognitive Neuroscience, 209-223. Psychology Press.

Coventry, K. R., Guijarro-Fuentes, P., & Valdés, B. (2012). On the first and second language acquisition of spatial language. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 12(4), 219-230.

Coventry, K. R., Guijarro-Fuentes, P., & Valdés, B. (2012)(Eds.). First and second language acquisition of spatial language. Spatial Cognition and Computation (special issue).

Tenbrink, T., Coventry, K. R., & Andonova, E. (2011). Spatial strategies in the description of complex configurations. Discourse Processes, 48, 237-266. PDF

Coventry, K. R.,  Guijarro-Fuentes, P., & Valdés, B. (2011). Spatial language and second language acquisition. In V. Cook & B. Bassetti (Eds.), Language and Bilingual Cognition, pp.262-286. Taylor Francis: Psychology Press.

Andonova, E., Tenbrink, T., & Coventry, K. R. (2010). Function and context affect spatial information packaging at multiple levels. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17(4), 575-580. PDF

Burigo, M., & Coventry, K. R. (2010). Context affects scale selection for proximity terms. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 10, 292-312. PDF

Coventry, K. R., Cangelosi, A., Newstead, S. N., & Bugmann, D. (2010). Talking about quantities in space: Vague quantifiers, context and similarity. Language and Cognition, 2(2), 221-241. PDF

Coventry, K. R., Lynott, D., Cangelosi, A., Monrouxe, L., Joyce, D., & Richardson, D. C. (2010). Spatial language, visual attention, and perceptual simulation. Brain & Language, 112(3), 202-213. PDF

Coventry, K. R., Valdés, B., & Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2010). Thinking for speaking and immediate memory for spatial relations. In Z.-H. Han & T. Cadierno (Eds.), Linguistic Relativity in L2 Acquisition: Evidence of L1 Thinking for Speaking, pp.84-101. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Johnson, A., Coventry, K. R., & Thomson, E. (2010). The role of goals and environmental structure on memory for distance and time in virtual environments. In C. Hölscher, T. E. Shipley, M. O. Belardinelli, J. A. Bateman, & N. S. Newcombe (Eds.), Spatial Cognition VII, pp.7-18.Springer Verlag.

Eshuis, R., Coventry, K. R., & Vulchanova, M. (2009). Predictive eye movements are driven by goals, not by the mirror neuron system. Psychological Science, 20(4), 438-440. PDF

Johnson, A., Coventry, K. R., &  Thompson, E. M. (2009) The effect of goals on memory for human mazes in real and virtual space. In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, Texas:Cognitive Science Society.

Andonova, E., Tenbrink, T., & Coventry, K. R. (2008). Spatial description, function, and context. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 119-125. Austin, Texas; Cognitive Science Society.

Bugmann, D., & Coventry, K.R. (2008). Action and the representation of distance in cognitive maps acquired through imagined traversal: The development of a new methodology. Memory & Cognition, 36(3), 518-533. PDF

Coventry, K. R., Valdés, B., Castillo, A., & Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2008). Language within your reach. Near-far perceptual space and spatial demonstratives. Cognition, 108, 889-895. PDF

Coventry, K. R., & Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2008). Spatial language learning and the functional geometric framework. In P. Robinson & N. Ellis (Eds.), Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, pp.114-138. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ, USA.

O’Ceallaigh, R., & Coventry, K. R. (2008). Meaning construction, spatial language, and past history. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 1336-1341. Austin, Texas; Cognitive Science Society.

Bugmann, D., Coventry, K. R., & Newstead, S. E. (2007). Contextual cues and the retrieval of information from cognitive maps. Memory & Cognition, 35(3), 381-392. PDF

Androulaki, A., Gômez-Pestaña, N., Mitsakis, C., Lillo Jover, J., Coventry, K., & Davies, I. (2006). Basic colour terms in modern Greek: Twelve terms including two blues. Journal of Greek Linguistics, 7(1), 3-47. PDF

Burigo, M. & Coventry, K. R. (2005). Reference frame conflict in assigning direction to space. In C. Freksa, M. Knauff, B. Krieg-Bruckner, B. Nebel, & T. Barkowsky (Eds.), Spatial Cognition  IV. Reasoning, action and interaction, pp 111-123.Lecture notes in Computer Science. Springer-Verlag.

Cangelosi, A., Coventry, K. R., Rajapakse, R., Joyce, D., Bacon, A., Richards, L., & Newstead, S. N. (2005). Grounding language in perception: A connectionist model of spatial terms and vague quantifiers. In A. Cangelosi, G. Bugmann & R. Borisyuk (Eds.), Modelling language, cognition and action, pp.47-56. Singapore: World Scientific.

Coventry, K. R., Cangelosi, A., Newstead, S. N., Bacon, A., & Rajapakse, R.  (2005). Grounding natural language quantifiers in visual attention.  In B. G. Bara, L. Barsalou, & M. Bucciarelli (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ.

Coventry, K. R., Cangelosi, A., Rajapakse, R., Bacon, A., Newstead, S. N., Joyce, D., & Richards, L. (2005). Spatial prepositions and vague quantifiers: Implementing the functional geometric framework. In C. Freksa, B. Knauff, B. Krieg-Bruckner & B. Nebel (Eds.), Spatial Cognition IV. Reasoning, action and interaction, pp.98-110. Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Springer-Verlag. PDF

Coventry, K. R., & Frias-Lindqvist, A. M. (2005). The influence of movement, alignment, and orientation on the comprehension of spatial p-positions in English and Finnish. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 5(4), 357-375. PDF

Coventry, K. R., & Garrod, S. C. (2005). Spatial prepositions and the functional geometric framework. Towards a classification of extra-geometric influences. In L. A. Carlson & E. van der Zee (Eds.), Functional features in language and space: Insights from perception, categorization and development, pp. 149-162. Oxford University Press.

Rajapakse, R. K., Cangelosi, A., Coventry, K. R, Newstead, S., & Bacon, A. (2005), Connectionist modeling of linguistic quantifiers. In W. Duch, J. Kacprzyk, E. Oja & S. Zadrozny (Eds.) Artificial Neural Networks: Formal Models and Their Applications, pp. 679-684. (LNCS 3697). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer.

Richards, L. V., & Coventry, K. R. (2005). Children’s production of locative prepositions in English: the influence of geometric and extra-geometric factors. In L. A. Carlson & E. van der Zee (Eds.), Functional features in language and space: Insights from perception, categorization and development, pp. 163-173. Oxford University Press.

Burigo, M. & Coventry, K. R. (2004). Spatial language and reference frame assignment: The role of the located object. In K, D. Forbus, D. Gentner, & T. Regier (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp 168-173. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ.

Coventry, K. R. & Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2004). Las preposiciones en español y en inglés: la importancia relativa del espacio y función. Cognitiva, 16(1), 73-93.

Richards, L. V., Coventry, K. R., & Clibbens, J. (2004). Where’s the orange? Geometric and extra-geometric factors in children’s talk of spatial relations. Journal of Child Language, 31, 153-175. PDF

Vann Bugmann, D. & Coventry, K. K. (2004). A method for studying representation of action and cognitive distance. In K, D. Forbus, D. Gentner, & T. Regier (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp 1381-1386. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ.

Coventry, K. R. (2003). Spatial prepositions, spatial templates and “semantic” versus “pragmatic” visual representations. In E. van der Zee & J. Slack (Eds.), Representing Direction in Language and Space, pp 255-267. Oxford University Press.

Coventry, K. R., Venn, S. F., Smith, G. D. & Morley, A. M. (2003). Spatial problem solving and functional relations. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 15(1), 71-99.

Joyce. D. W., Richards, L. V., Cangelosi, A. & Coventry, K. R. (2003). On the foundations of perceptual symbol systems: Specifying embodied representations via connectionism. In F. Dretje, D. Dorner & H. Schaub (Eds.), The Logic of Cognitive Systems. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Cognitive Modelling, pp 147-152. Universitats-Verlag Bamberg, Germany.

Coventry, K. R., Cangelosi, A., Joyce, D. & Richards, L. V. (2002). Putting geometry and function together – Towards a psychologically-plausible computational model for spatial language comprehension. In W. D. Gray & C. D. Schunn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ.

Coventry, K. R. & Clibbens, J. (2002). Does complex behaviour imply complex cognitive abilities? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25, 406.

Coventry, K. R., & Mather, G. (2002). The real story of ‘over’. In K. R. Coventry & P. Olivier (Eds.), Spatial Language. Cognitive and Computational Perspectives, pp. 165-184. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht, the Netherlands.

Coventry, K. R., Venn, S. & Armstead, P. (2002). Object knowledge and the construction of spatial mental models. Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive, 21(6), 635-652.

Joyce, D.W., Richards, L.V., Cangelosi, C. & Coventry, K.R. (2002). Object representation-by-fragments in the visual system: A neurocomputational model. Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Neural Information Processing. Singapore.

Bugmann, G., Lauria, S., Kyriacou, T., Klein, E., Bos, J. & Coventry, K. (2001). Using verbal instructions for route learning: Instruction Analysis. Proceedings of the Towards Intelligent Robots (TIMR-2000) conference, Manchester, UK.

Coventry, K. R., & Prat-Sala, M. (2001). Object-specific function, geometry and the comprehension of “in” and “on”. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 13, 509-528.

Coventry, K. R., Prat-Sala, M., & Richards, L. V. (2001). The interplay between geometry and function in the comprehension of “over”, “under”, “above” and “below”. Journal of Memory and Language, 44, 376-398. PDF

Martinez, G. C., Cangelosi, A. & Coventry, K. R. (2001). A hybrid neural network and virtual reality system for spatial language processing. Proceedings of the 2001 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. IEEE Press. vol. 1, 16-21. Washington DC.

Newstead, S. E. & Coventry, K. R. (2000). The role of expectancy and functionality in the interpretation of quantifiers. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 12(2), 243-259.

Coventry, K. R. (1999). Function, geometry and spatial prepositions: Three experiments. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 2, 145-154. PDF

Coventry, K. R., (1998). Spatial prepositions, functional relations and lexical specification. In P. Olivier & K. Gapp (Eds.), The Representation and Processing of Spatial Expressions, pp. 247-262. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ.

Coventry, K. R., Clibbens, J. & Cooper, M. (1998). The testing and evaluation of a new Visual speech aid incorporating digital kymography. In W. Ziegler and K. Deger (Eds.), Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics, pp 501-509. Whurr Publishers Limited, London.

Coventry, K. R. & Prat-Sala, M. (1998). Geometry, function and the comprehension of over, under, above and below. In M. A. Gernsbacher and S. J. Derry (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp261-266.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ.

Coventry, K. R., Clibbens, J., & Cooper, M. (1997). Specialist speech and language therapists’ use and evaluation of Visual Speech Aids. European Journal of Disorders of Communication, 32(3), 315-323.

Coventry, K. R., Clibbens, J., Cooper, M., & Rood, B.(1997). Visual Speech Aids: A British survey of use and evaluation by speech and language therapists. European Journal of Disorders of Communication, 32(3), 203-216.

Clibbens, J. & Coventry, K. R. (1996). Arbitrary and topographic space in sign language development. In M. Aldridge (Ed.), Child Language, pp 28-39. Multilingual Matters.

Cooper, M., Coventry, K. R., Clibbens, J. & Rood, B. (1996). Visual Feedback – the Clinicians’ Perspective. Human Communication, 5(3), 8-12. 

Coventry, K. R., Carmichael, R., & Garrod, S. C. (1994). Spatial prepositions, object-specific function and task requirements. Journal of Semantics, 11, 289-309. PDF

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