Cognitive Linguistics and Lexical Change

Motion Verbs from Latin to Romance

| Colgate University
ISBN 9789027248503 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027269867 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This monograph offers the first in-depth lexical and semantic analysis of motion verbs in their development from Latin to nine Romance languages — Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, Occitan, Sardinian, and Raeto-Romance — demonstrating that the patterns of innovation and continuity attested in the data can be accounted for in cognitive linguistic terms. At the same time, the study illustrates how the insights gained from Latin and Romance historical data have profound implications for the cognitive approaches to language — in particular, for Leonard Talmy’s motion-framing typology and George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s conceptual metaphor theory. The book should appeal to scholars interested in historical Romance linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and lexical change.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 331]  2015.  viii, 261 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface & Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. Objectives and key concepts
Chapter 2. Cognitive onomasiology and cognitive typology of motion encoding
Chapter 3. Latin and Romance verb biographies
Chapter 4. Patterns of onomasiological continuity and change from Latin to Romance
Chapter 5. Cognitive semasiology and conceptual metaphor theory
Chapter 6. Semantic continuity and loss from Latin 
to Romance
Chapter 7. Romance innovative semantic developments
Chapter 8. Implications for the cognitive typology 
of motion encoding
Chapter 9. Implications for the conceptual metaphor theory
Chapter 10. Conclusions
Index of languages and language families
Index of subjects and terms
“Insgesamt liegt mit der vorliegenden Arbeit eine detailgenaue und gleichzeitig sehr klar strukturierte Studie vor, in der die umfassende Forschungsliteratur zu den untersuchten Phänomenen im Lateinischen und den romanischen Sprachen aufgearbeitet und die Phänomene gleichzeitig ausgehend von neueren theoretischen Ansätzen teilweise neu interpretiert werden. Der von der Vf. gesetzte Anspruch, ausgehend von den gut dokumentierten Wandelprozessen im Übergang vom Lateinischen zu den romanischen Sprachen neue Erkenntnisse von allgemeiner theoretischer Relevanz und Perspektiven für weiterführende Studien zu gewinnen, wird hierdurch überzeugend eingelöst.”
“[A] wonderful and unmissable piece of high-quality work. Thanks to Stolova’s expertise in both (Romance) historical linguistics and Cognitive Linguistics, the book brings together two research perspectives that should have never been apart when discussing semantics (both forms and meanings). The book is clearly organised, beautifully written, and well-informed. It contains zillions of (glossed) illustrative examples as well as new explanations and much-needed clarifications on long-standing wrong assumptions about motion event typologies. [...] A any researcher working in these general domains – historical linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Romance languages – should read this book. [...] This book is also a ‘must’ for any researcher interested in motion events.”
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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014015364 | Marc record