Motion and Space across Languages

Theory and applications

| University of Zaragoza
ISBN 9789027246752 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027265364 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume offers a unique combination of interdisciplinary research and a comprehensive overview of motion and space studies from a semantic typological perspective. The chapters present cutting-edge research covering central topics such as the status of semantic components in motion event descriptions and their role in typological variation, the function of linguistic multimodal structures for the codification of motion, the diachronic evolution of motion expressions and its effects on motion typologies, the correspondences between physical and non-physical (fictive, metaphorical) motion, and the impact of contexts and genres on the characterization and interpretation of motion events. These issues are examined from a theoretical and applied linguistic perspective (L1–L2 acquisition, translation/interpreting). The analyses make use of diachronic and synchronic data collected by a range of methods (elicitation, experimentation, and corpus research) in more than fifteen languages. All in all, this book will be of great value to scholars and students interested in the expression of motion and space across languages.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 59]  2017.  xiv, 460 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editor and contributors
Foreword. Past, present, and future of motion research
Leonard Talmy
Introduction. Motion and semantic typology: A hot old topic with exciting caveats
Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano
Part I. Delving into motion event typology
Chapter 1. The typology of manner expressions: A preliminary look
Kimi Akita
Chapter 2. Expressing and categorizing motion in French and English: Verbal and non-verbal cognition across languages
Maya Hickmann †, Helen Engemann, Efstathia Soroli, Henriëtte Hendriks and Coralie Vincent
Chapter 3. The functional nature of deictic verbs and the coding patterns of Deixis: An experimental study in English, Japanese, and Thai
Yo Matsumoto, Kimi Akita and Kiyoko Takahashi
Chapter 4. The importance of minority languages in motion event typology: The case of Aragonese and Catalan
Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano, Alberto Hijazo-Gascón and María-Teresa Moret-Oliver
Chapter 5. Latin to Ancient Italian motion constructions: A complex typological shift
Monica Mosca
Chapter 6. The early life of borrowed path verbs in English
Judith Huber
Chapter 7. Non-actual motion in language and experience
Johan Blomberg
Chapter 8. Metaphorical motion constructions across specialized genres
Rosario Caballero
Part II. Expanding motion event typology
Chapter 9. Crossing the road or crossing the mind : How differently do we move across physical and metaphorical spaces in speech and in gesture?
Şeyda Özçalışkan, Lauren J. Stites and Samantha N. Emerson
Chapter 10. Thinking for speaking about motion in a second language: Looking back and forward
Teresa Cadierno
Chapter 11. Motion event contrasts in Romance languages: Deixis in Spanish as a second language
Alberto Hijazo-Gascón
Chapter 12. Verb-framed, satellite-framed or in between? A L2 learner’s thinking for speaking in her L1 and L2 over 14 years
Gale Stam
Chapter 13. On the reception of translations: Exploring the impact of typological differences on legal contexts
Ana María Rojo López and Paula Cifuentes-Férez
Chapter 14. Applying language typology: Practical applications of research on typological contrasts between languages
Luna Filipović
Afterword. Typologies and language use
Dan I. Slobin
Author index
Subject index
Language index
Editor and contributors
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN016000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017011745 | Marc record