The Semantics of Dynamic Space in French

Descriptive, experimental and formal studies on motion expression

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| Université de Toulouse-CNRS
| Université de Toulouse-CNRS
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Research on the semantics of spatial markers in French is known mainly through Vandeloise’s (1986, 1991) work on static prepositions. However, interest in the expression of space in French goes back to the mid-1970s and focused first on verbs denoting changes in space, whose syntactic properties were related to specific semantic distinctions, such as the opposition between “movement” and “displacement”. This volume provides an overview of recent studies on the semantics of dynamic space in French and addresses important questions about motion expression, among which “goal bias” and asymmetry of motion, the status of locative PPs, the expression of manner, fictive or non-actual motion. Descriptive, experimental and formal or computational analyses are presented, providing complementary perspectives on the main issue. The volume is intended for researchers and advanced students wishing to learn about both spatial semantics in French and recent debates on the representation of motion events in language and cognition.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 66]  2019.  ix, 396 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Contributors
vii–viii
Acknowledgments
ix
Recent advances in the study of motion in French: A survey
Michel Aurnague and Dejan Stosic
2–28
Part I. Arguments, modifiers, asymmetry of motion
32–138
About asymmetry of motion in French: Some properties and a principle
Michel Aurnague
32–65
French motion verbs: Insights into the status of locative PPs
Laure Sarda
68–107
From il s’envole hors to il sort du nid: A typological change in French motion expressions
Benjamin Fagard
110–138
Part II. Manner of motion and fictive motion
142–246
Manner as a cluster concept: What does lexical coding of manner of motion tell us about manner?
Dejan Stosic
142–177
Motion verbs and evaluative morphology
Dejan Stosic and Dany Amiot
180–215
Fictive motion in French: Where do the data lead?
Fabien Cappelli
218–246
Part III. Psycholinguistic issues
250–319
Casting an eye on motion events: Eye tracking and its implications for linguistic typology
Efstathia Soroli, Maya Hickmann and Henriëtte Hendriks
250–288
Structure of French expression of motion: Gesture-speech relation, between-language comparison and developmental perspective
Kateřina Fibigerová and Michèle Guidetti
290–319
Part IV. Formal and computational aspects of motion-based narrations
324–386
A computational account of virtual travelers in the Montagovian generative lexicon
Anaïs Lefeuvre-Halftermeyer, Richard Moot and Christian Retoré
324–352
Geoparsing and geocoding places in a dynamic space context: The case of hiking descriptions
Mauro Gaio and Ludovic Moncla
354–386
Subject index
387
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN016000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019003768