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Language, space and mind: the conceptual geometry of linguistic meaning

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Language, space and mind : the conceptual geometry of linguistic meaning. / Chilton, Paul.

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014. 325 p.

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Chilton P. Language, space and mind: the conceptual geometry of linguistic meaning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 325 p.

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Chilton, Paul. / Language, space and mind : the conceptual geometry of linguistic meaning. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014. 325 p.

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