Variation and Change in the Encoding of Motion Events

| Carl-von-Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg
| Freie Universität Berlin
ISBN 9789027223951 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027270948 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
The linguistic typology of motion event encoding is one of the central topics in Cognitive Linguistics. A vast body of typological, contrastive, and psycholinguistic research has shown the potential, but also the limitations of the original distinction between verb-framed and satellite-framed languages. This volume contains ten original papers focusing specifically on the variation and change of motion event encoding in individual languages and language families. The authors show that some of the central claims about motion event encoding need careful re-examination and reformulation and that individual languages and language families are more variable across space and time than even a refined typology could neatly capture at this time. The volume thus contributes to a more detailed and fine-grained foundation for the investigation of conceptual causes and consequences of different motion-event encoding strategies.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 41]  2013.  x, 251 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editors and contributors
Introduction: Beyond typology: The encoding of motion events across time and varieties
Juliana Goschler and Anatol Stefanowitsch
Part I. Variation
Typology as a continuum: Intratypological evidence from English and Serbo-Croatian
Luna Filipović
Same family, different paths: Intratypological differences in three Romance languages
Alberto Hijazo-Gascón and Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano
Disentangling manner and path: Evidence from varieties of German and Romance
Raphael Berthele
The encoding of motion events: Building typology bottom-up from text data in many languages
Bernhard Wälchli and Arnd Sölling
Motion events in Turkish-German contact varieties
Juliana Goschler
Variation in the categorization of motion events by Danish, German, Turkish, and L2 Danish speakers
Moiken Jessen and Teresa Cadierno
Part II. Change
Describing motion events in Old and Modern French: Discourse effects of a typological change
Anetta Kopecka
Lexical splits in the encoding of motion events from Archaic to Classical Greek
Tatiana Nikitina
Caused-motion verbs in the Middle English intransitive motion construction
Judith Huber
Variation and change in English path verbs and constructions: Usage patterns and conceptual structure
Anatol Stefanowitsch
Author index
Language index
Subject index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013033283 | Marc record