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Review 'A remarkable illustration of how research can integrate concepts, methods and findings from cognitive and developmental psychology, as well as from cultural anthropology and linguistics, to explain the development and use of spatial frames of reference in a number of cultures.' --John W. Berry, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Queen's University, Canada'A wonderful contribution to the literature on child development in relation to language and culture.' --Penelope Brown, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics'Dasen and Mishra invite us to revisit the concept of spatial knowledge from a radically decentered perspective. From Bali through India to Nepal, they treat us to a fascinating journey into a variety of cultures. This book offers a richly documented, refreshing alternative to the Western view of human spatial cognition and language.' --Michel Denis, LIMSI-CNRS, National Center for Scientific Research, Orsay, France Read more Book Description When talking about the location of objects inside a room, we can use small-scale egocentric directions (right and left) or large-scale geocentric ones (North, South, East and West). This book explores children's acquisition and use of spatial frames of reference in different cultural contexts, including Bali, India, Nepal, and Switzerland. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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