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    Wine Experts’ Recognition of Wine Odors is Not Verbally Mediated.Ilja Croijmans, Artin Arshamian, Laura J. Speed & Asifa Majid - forthcoming - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
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    Odors Are Expressible in Language, as Long as You Speak the Right Language.Asifa Majid & Niclas Burenhult - 2014 - Cognition 130 (2):266-270.
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  3. Can Language Restructure Cognition? The Case for Space.Asifa Majid, Melissa Bowerman, Sotaro Kita, Daniel B. M. Haun & Stephen C. Levinson - 2004 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 8 (3):108-114.
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    Revisiting the Limits of Language: The Odor Lexicon of Maniq.Ewelina Wnuk & Asifa Majid - 2014 - Cognition 131 (1):125-138.
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    Differential Ineffability and the Senses.Stephen C. Levinson & Asifa Majid - 2014 - Mind and Language 29 (4):407-427.
    Ineffability, the degree to which percepts or concepts resist linguistic coding, is a fairly unexplored nook of cognitive science. Although philosophical preoccupations with qualia or nonconceptual content certainly touch upon the area, there has been little systematic thought and hardly any empirical work in recent years on the subject. We argue that ineffability is an important domain for the cognitive sciences. For examining differential ineffability across the senses may be able to tell us important things about how the mind works, (...)
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  6. Spatial Terms Reflect Near-Optimal Spatial Categories.Naveen Khetarpal, Asifa Majid & Terry Regier - 2009 - In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. pp. 2396--2401.
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    Cultural Factors Shape Olfactory Language.Asifa Majid - 2015 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19 (11):629-630.
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    Can Nomenclature for the Body Be Explained by Embodiment Theories?Asifa Majid & Miriam Staden - 2015 - Topics in Cognitive Science 7 (4):570-594.
    According to widespread opinion, the meaning of body part terms is determined by salient discontinuities in the visual image; such that hands, feet, arms, and legs, are natural parts. If so, one would expect these parts to have distinct names which correspond in meaning across languages. To test this proposal, we compared three unrelated languages—Dutch, Japanese, and Indonesian—and found both naming systems and boundaries of even basic body part terms display variation across languages. Bottom-up cues alone cannot explain natural language (...)
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    The Semantic Categories of Cutting and Breaking Events: A Crosslinguistic Perspective.Asifa Majid, Melissa Bowerman, Miriam van Staden & James S. Boster - 2007 - Cognitive Linguistics 18 (2).
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    Vision Dominates in Perceptual Language: English Sensory Vocabulary is Optimized for Usage.Bodo Winter, Marcus Perlman & Asifa Majid - 2018 - Cognition 179:213-220.
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    The Cross-Linguistic Categorization of Everyday Events: A Study of Cutting and Breaking.Asifa Majid, James S. Boster & Melissa Bowerman - 2008 - Cognition 109 (2):235-250.
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    The Role of Language in a Science of Emotion.Asifa Majid - 2012 - Emotion Review 4 (4):380-381.
    Emotion scientists often take an ambivalent stance concerning the role of language in a science of emotion. However, it is important for emotion researchers to contemplate some of the consequences of current practices for their theory building. There is a danger of an overreliance on the English language as a transparent window into emotion categories. More consideration has to be given to cross-linguistic comparison in the future so that models of language acquisition and of the language–cognition interface fit better the (...)
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    Vision Verbs Dominate in Conversation Across Cultures, but the Ranking of Non-Visual Verbs Varies.Lila San Roque, Kobin H. Kendrick, Elisabeth Norcliffe, Penelope Brown, Rebecca Defina, Mark Dingemanse, Tyko Dirksmeyer, N. J. Enfield, Simeon Floyd, Jeremy Hammond, Giovanni Rossi, Sylvia Tufvesson, Saskia van Putten & Asifa Majid - 2015 - Cognitive Linguistics 26 (1):31-60.
    To what extent does perceptual language reflect universals of experience and cognition, and to what extent is it shaped by particular cultural preoccupations? This paper investigates the universality~relativity of perceptual language by examining the use of basic perception terms in spontaneous conversation across 13 diverse languages and cultures. We analyze the frequency of perception words to test two universalist hypotheses: that sight is always a dominant sense, and that the relative ranking of the senses will be the same across different (...)
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    Manners of Human Gait: A Crosslinguistic Event-Naming Study.Dan I. Slobin, Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano, Anetta Kopecka & Asifa Majid - 2014 - Cognitive Linguistics 25 (4).
    Name der Zeitschrift: Cognitive Linguistics Jahrgang: 25 Heft: 4 Seiten: 701-741.
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    Do Language-Specific Categories Shape Conceptual Processing? Mandarin Classifier Distinctions Influence Eye Gaze Behavior, but Only During Linguistic Processing.Falk Huettig, Asifa Majid, Jidong Chen & Melissa Bowerman - 2010 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 10 (1-2):39-58.
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    An Exception to Mental Simulation: No Evidence for Embodied Odor Language.Laura J. Speed & Asifa Majid - 2018 - Cognitive Science 42 (4):1146-1178.
    Do we mentally simulate olfactory information? We investigated mental simulation of odors and sounds in two experiments. Participants retained a word while they smelled an odor or heard a sound, then rated odor/sound intensity and recalled the word. Later odor/sound recognition was also tested, and pleasantness and familiarity judgments were collected. Word recall was slower when the sound and sound-word mismatched. Sound recognition was higher when sounds were paired with a match or near-match word. This indicates sound-words are mentally simulated. (...)
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    Universal Meaning Extensions of Perception Verbs Are Grounded in Interaction.Lila San Roque, Kobin H. Kendrick, Elisabeth Norcliffe & Asifa Majid - 2018 - Cognitive Linguistics 29 (3):371-406.
    Apart from references to perception, words such as see and listen have shared, non-literal meanings across diverse languages. Such cross-linguistic meanings have not been systematically investigated as they appear in their natural home — informal spoken interaction. We present a qualitative examination of the semantic associations of perception verbs based on recorded everyday conversation in thirteen diverse languages. Across these diverse communities, spontaneous interaction provides evidence for two commonly-discussed extensions of perception verbs — perception~cognition, hearing~linguistic communication — as well as (...)
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    WEIRD Languages Have Misled Us, Too.Asifa Majid & Stephen C. Levinson - 2010 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (2-3):103-103.
    The linguistic and cognitive sciences have severely underestimated the degree of linguistic diversity in the world. Part of the reason for this is that we have projected assumptions based on English and familiar languages onto the rest. We focus on some distortions this has introduced, especially in the study of semantics.
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    Antecedent Frequency Effects During the Processing of Pronouns.Roger P. G. van Gompel & Asifa Majid - 2004 - Cognition 90 (3):255-264.
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    Anger Stinks in Seri: Olfactory Metaphor in a Lesser-Described Language.Asifa Majid & Carolyn O’Meara - 2020 - Cognitive Linguistics 31 (3):367-391.
    Previous studies claim there are few olfactory metaphors cross-linguistically, especially compared to metaphors originating in the visual and auditory domains. We show olfaction can be a source for metaphor and metonymy in a lesser-described language that has rich lexical resources for talking about odors. In Seri, an isolate language of Mexico spoken by indigenous hunter-gatherers, we find a novel metaphor for emotion never previously described – “anger stinks”. In addition, distinct odor verbs are used metaphorically to distinguish volitional vs. non-volitional (...)
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    How Similar Are Semantic Categories in Closely Related Languages? A Comparison of Cutting and Breaking in Four Germanic Languages.Asifa Majid, Marianne Gullberg, Miriam van Staden & Melissa Bowerman - 2007 - Cognitive Linguistics 18 (2).
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    Frames of Reference and Language Concepts.Asifa Majid - 2002 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 6 (12):503-504.
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    Iranian Herbalists, But Not Cooks, Are Better at Naming Odors Than Laypeople.Marisa Casillas, Afrooz Rafiee & Asifa Majid - 2019 - Cognitive Science 43 (6):e12763.
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    Can Nomenclature for the Body Be Explained by Embodiment Theories?Asifa Majid & Miriam van Staden - 2015 - Topics in Cognitive Science 7 (4):570-594.
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    Language Does Provide Support for Basic Tastes.Asifa Majid & Stephen C. Levinson - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (1):86-87.
    Recurrent lexicalization patterns across widely different cultural contexts can provide a window onto common conceptualizations. The cross-linguistic data support the idea that sweet, salt, sour, and bitter are basic tastes. In addition, umami and fatty are likely basic tastes, as well.
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    Current Emotion Research in the Language Sciences.Asifa Majid - 2012 - Emotion Review 4 (4):432-443.
    When researchers think about the interaction between language and emotion, they typically focus on descriptive emotion words. This review demonstrates that emotion can interact with language at many levels of structure, from the sound patterns of a language to its lexicon and grammar, and beyond to how it appears in conversation and discourse. Findings are considered from diverse subfields across the language sciences, including cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and conversation analysis. Taken together, it is clear that emotional expression is (...)
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    Bridging the Gap: From Cognitive Anthropology to Cognitive Science.Andrea Bender, Sieghard Beller, Giovanni Bennardo, James S. Boster, Asifa Majid & Douglas L. Medin - 2010 - In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.
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    Shades of Emotion: What the Addition of Sunglasses or Masks to Faces Reveals About the Development of Facial Expression Processing.Debi Roberson, Mariko Kikutani, Paula Döge, Lydia Whitaker & Asifa Majid - 2012 - Cognition 125 (2):195-206.
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    Space-Pitch Associations Differ in Their Susceptibility to Language.Sarah Dolscheid, Simge Çelik, Hasan Erkan, Aylin Küntay & Asifa Majid - 2020 - Cognition 196:104073.
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    Covariation and Quantifier Polarity: What Determines Causal Attribution in Vignettes?Asifa Majid, Anthony J. Sanford & Martin J. Pickering - 2006 - Cognition 99 (1):35-51.
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    Putting and Taking Events.Bhuvana Narasimhan, Anetta Kopecka, Melissa Bowerman, Marianne Gullberg & Asifa Majid - 2012 - In Anetta Kopecka & Bhuvana Narasimhan (eds.), Events of "Putting" and "Taking": A Crosslinguistic Perspective. John Benjamins. pp. 1.
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    Consistent Verbal Labels Promote Odor Category Learning.Norbert Vanek, Márton Sóskuthy & Asifa Majid - 2021 - Cognition 206:104485.
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    Expertise Shapes Multimodal Imagery for Wine.Ilja Croijmans, Laura J. Speed, Artin Arshamian & Asifa Majid - 2020 - Cognitive Science 44 (5).
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    A Crosslinguistic Perspective on Semantic Cognition.Asifa Majid & Falk Huettig - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (6):720-721.
    Coherent covariation appears to be a powerful explanatory factor accounting for a range of phenomena in semantic cognition. But its role in accounting for the crosslinguistic facts is less clear. Variation in naming, within the same semantic domain, raises vexing questions about the necessary parameters needed to account for the basic facts underlying categorization.
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    Nicholas Evans.Asifa Majid, Christian J. Rapold, Peter Hurst, Ulrike Zeshan, Toshiki Osada, N. J. Enfield, Nicole Kruspe & Niclas Burenhult - 2011 - In Nicholas Evans (ed.), Reciprocals and Semantic Typology. John Benjamins Pub. Company. pp. 341.
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    The Semantics of Reciprocal Constructions Across Languages.Asifa Majid, Nicholas Evans, Alice Gaby & Stephen C. Levinson - 2011 - In Nicholas Evans (ed.), Reciprocals and Semantic Typology. John Benjamins Pub. Company. pp. 29.
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