Space and Time in Languages and Cultures

Linguistic diversity

| University of East Anglia
| University of Cambridge
ISBN 9789027223906 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027273611 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume offers novel insights into linguistic diversity in the domains of spatial and temporal reference, searching for uniformity amongst diversity. A number of authors discuss expression of dynamic spatial relations cross-linguistically in a vast range of typologically different languages such as Bezhta, French, Hinuq, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Serbian, and Spanish, among others. The contributions on linguistic expression of time all shed new light on pertinent questions regarding this cognitive domain, such as the hotly debated relationship between cross-linguistic differences in talking about time and universal principles of utterance interpretation, modelling temporal inference through aspectual interactions, as well as the complexity of the acquisition of tense-aspect relations in a second language.
The topic of space and time in language and culture is also represented, from a different point of view, in the sister volume Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Language, culture, and cognition (HCP 37) which discusses spatial and temporal constructs in human language, cognition, and culture in order to come closer to a better understanding of the interaction between shared and individual characteristics of language and culture that shape the way people interact with each other and exchange information about the spatio-temporal constructs that underlie their cognitive, social, and linguistic foundations.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 36]  2012.  xv, 492 pp.
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Table of Contents
Editors and contributors
Foreword: Space and time in languages, cultures, and cognition
Introduction: Linguistic diversity in the spatio-temporal domain
Luna Filipović and Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt
I. Representing location in space and time
1. Spatial relations in Hinuq and Bezhta
Diana Forker
2. Pragmatically disambiguating space: Experimental and cross-linguistic evidence
Didier Maillat
3. The semantics of the perfect progressive in English
Keith Allan
4. Drowning “into” the river in North Sámi: Uses of the illative
Peter Svenonius
5. Cross-linguistic differences in expressing time and universal principles of utterance interpretation
Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt
6. Modelling temporal reasoning: Aspectual interaction in determiners, adverbs, and dialogue
Alice G.B. ter Meulen
7. Language-specific perspectives in reference to time in the discourse of Czech, English, and Hungarian speakers
Norbert Vanek
8. More than “time” The grammaticalisation of the German tense system and ‘frame of reference’ as a crucial interface between space and time
Sonja Zeman
II. Space and time in language acquisition
9. L2 acquisition of tense-aspect morphology: Lexical aspect, morphological regularity, and transfer
Ho Leung Chan, Jessica Finberg, Willie Costello and Yasuhiro Shirai
10. Motion events in Japanese and English: Does learning a second language change the way you view the world?
Zoe Pei-sui Luk
11. ‘He walked up the pole with arms and legs’: Typology in second language acquisition
Ivana Vidaković
12. Caused motion events across languages and learner types: A comparison of bilingual first and adult second language acquisition
Helen Engemann, Anne-Katharina Harr and Maya Hickmann †
13. Spatial prepositions in Italian L2: Universal and language-specific principles
Giovanna Marotta and Linda Meini
14. Expressing simultaneity using aspect: A comparison of oral productions in French L1, Tunisian Arabic L1, and French L2 by Tunisian learners
Inès Saddour
III. Dynamic relations in space and time domains
15. Variation in motion events: Theory and applications
Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano and Alberto Hijazo-Gascón
16. Italian motion constructions: Different functions of ‘particles’
Monica Mosca
17. A temporal approach to motion verbs: ‘Come’ and ‘go’ in English and East Asian languages
Yumiko Nishi
18. The role of grammar in the conceptualisation of ‘progression’: A comparative analysis of Dutch and Japanese event descriptions
Keiko Yoshioka and Béryl Hilberink-Schulpen
19. The locative PP motion construction in Polish: A third lexicalisation pattern?
Wojciech Lewandowski
20. Path salience in motion descriptions in Jaminjung
Dorothea Hoffmann
Contents of the companion volume: Language, culture, and cognition
Name index
Subject index
Language index
“This volume is a precious collection of twenty papers from the 2010 Cambridge University Conference on Space and Time across Languages, Disciplines and Cultures. [...] Time and space are many-splendored things. So is this book.”
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