Broader Perspectives on Motion Event Descriptions

ORCID logoYo Matsumoto | National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Kazuhiro Kawachi | National Defense Academy of Japan
ISBN 9789027205667 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027261069 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Google Play logo
Human languages exhibit fascinating commonalities and variations in the ways they describe motion events. In this volume, the contributors present their research results concerning motion event descriptions in the languages that they investigate. The volume features new proposals based on a broad range of data involving different kinds of motion events previously understudied, such as caused motion (e.g., kick a ball across) and even visual motion (e.g., look into a hole). Special attention is also paid to deixis, a hitherto neglected aspect of motion event descriptions. A wide range of languages is examined, including those spoken in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The results provide new insights into the patterns languages deploy to represent motion events. This volume will appeal to anyone interested in language universals and typology, as well as the relationship between language and thought.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 69] 2020.  vii, 324 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Cited by

Cited by 3 other publications

Taremaa, Piia, Johanna Kiik, Leena Karin Toots & Ann Veismann
2022. Speed as a dimension of manner in Estonian frog stories. Nordic Journal of Linguistics  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Taremaa, Piia & Anetta Kopecka
2023. Manner of motion in Estonian. Studies in Language 47:1  pp. 32 ff. DOI logo
Taremaa, Piia & Anetta Kopecka
2023. Speed and space: semantic asymmetries in motion descriptions in Estonian. Cognitive Linguistics 34:1  pp. 35 ff. DOI logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 21 february 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.


Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN016000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020013601 | Marc record