Cognitive Linguistics and Lexical Change

Motion Verbs from Latin to Romance

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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.
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Table of Contents
Preface & Acknowledgments
vii–viii
Chapter 1. Objectives and key concepts
1–16
Chapter 2. Cognitive onomasiology and cognitive typology of motion encoding
17–24
Chapter 3. Latin and Romance verb biographies
25–52
Chapter 4. Patterns of onomasiological continuity and change from Latin to Romance
53–88
Chapter 5. Cognitive semasiology and conceptual metaphor theory
89–100
Chapter 6. Semantic continuity and loss from Latin 
to Romance
101–148
Chapter 7. Romance innovative semantic developments
149–168
Chapter 8. Implications for the cognitive typology 
of motion encoding
169–190
Chapter 9. Implications for the conceptual metaphor theory
191–198
Chapter 10. Conclusions
199–208
References
209–254
Index of languages and language families
255–256
Index of subjects and terms
257–262
“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.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014015364