Chapter published in:Broader Perspectives on Motion Event Descriptions
Edited by Yo Matsumoto and Kazuhiro Kawachi
[Human Cognitive Processing 69] 2020
► pp. 25–40
Distinct coding of Deixis and Path in Kathmandu Newar
Focusing on the Kathmandu Newar language, which is spoken in the metropolitan area of Nepal (Kathmandu valley), this chapter discusses the coding patterns of Deixis, which have been relatively understudied. The chapter has two principal aims. The first is to describe how Deixis and Path are expressed in self-motion and various subtypes of caused motion events in Kathmandu Newar. The second is to discuss the implications of this analysis for the typology of motion expressions. I argue that the pervasiveness of Deixis and its distinct coding pattern in Kathmandu Newar permits us to distinguish between Deixis and Path.
Keywords: caused motion, deixis, path, self-motion, typology
Published online: 11 August 2020
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