Motion and Space across Languages

Theory and applications

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| University of Zaragoza
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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
xi–xiv
Foreword. Past, present, and future of motion research
Leonard Talmy
1–12
Introduction. Motion and semantic typology: A hot old topic with exciting caveats
Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano
13–36
Part I. Delving into motion event typology
Chapter 1. The typology of manner expressions: A preliminary look
Kimi Akita
39–60
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
61–94
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
95–122
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
123–150
Chapter 5. Latin to Ancient Italian motion constructions: A complex typological shift
Monica Mosca
151–176
Chapter 6. The early life of borrowed path verbs in English
Judith Huber
177–204
Chapter 7. Non-actual motion in language and experience
Johan Blomberg
205–228
Chapter 8. Metaphorical motion constructions across specialized genres
Rosario Caballero
229–254
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
257–278
Chapter 10. Thinking for speaking about motion in a second language: Looking back and forward
Teresa Cadierno
279–300
Chapter 11. Motion event contrasts in Romance languages: Deixis in Spanish as a second language
Alberto Hijazo-Gascón
301–328
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
329–366
Chapter 13. On the reception of translations: Exploring the impact of typological differences on legal contexts
Ana María Rojo López and Paula Cifuentes-Férez
367–398
Chapter 14. Applying language typology: Practical applications of research on typological contrasts between languages
Luna Filipović
399–418
Afterword. Typologies and language use
Dan I. Slobin
419–446
Author index
447–452
Subject index
453–457
Language index
459–460
Editor and contributors
xii–xiv
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN016000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017011745