Anetta Kopecka

List of John Benjamins publications for which Anetta Kopecka plays a role.


Source-Goal (a)symmetries across languages

Edited by Anetta Kopecka and Marine Vuillermet

Special issue of Studies in Language 45:1 (2021) v, 275 pp.
Subjects Functional linguistics | Theoretical linguistics | Typology

Events of Putting and Taking: A crosslinguistic perspective

Edited by Anetta Kopecka and Bhuvana Narasimhan

[Typological Studies in Language, 100] 2012. xv, 371 pp.
Subjects Semantics | Typology


Recent decades have witnessed an increasing interest in motion events resulting in thorough knowledge about expressions of manner. However, the individual dimensions of manner of motion have been investigated less extensively. In this study, we focus on one particular dimension of manner: speed.… read more | Article
Lamarre, Christine, Alice Vittrant, Anetta Kopecka, Sylvie Voisin, Noëllie Bon, Benjamin Fagard, Colette Grinevald, Claire Moyse-Faurie, Annie Risler, Jin-Ke Song, Adeline Tan and Clément Voirin. 2022. Chapter 4. Deictic directionals revisited in the light of advances in typology. Neglected Aspects of Motion-Event Description: Deixis, asymmetries, constructions, Sarda, Laure and Benjamin Fagard (eds.), pp. 69–94
This study explores the issue of Associated Motion (hereafter AM) in five languages spoken in Africa and Asia. We investigate grammatical morphemes whose function is to add a motion process to the event encoded in the verb expressing the main (non-motion) event, and to specify the temporal sequence… read more | Chapter
Fagard, Benjamin and Anetta Kopecka. 2021. Source/Goal (a)symmetry: A comparative study of German and Polish. Source-Goal (a)symmetries across languages, Kopecka, Anetta and Marine Vuillermet (eds.), pp. 130–171
This paper compares the expression of Source and Goal in German and Polish, on the basis of descriptions elicited with a series of video clips. As satellite-framed languages (Talmy 1985, 2000), both German and Polish mainly rely on grammatical morphemes to encode Path of motion with respect to… read more | Article
Kopecka, Anetta and Marine Vuillermet. 2021. Source-Goal (a)symmetries across languages: Goal (a)symmetries across languages. Source-Goal (a)symmetries across languages, Kopecka, Anetta and Marine Vuillermet (eds.), pp. 2–35
Bach, Xavier, Anetta Kopecka and Benjamin Fagard. 2019. Complex color denomination in French and Occitan. Lexicalization patterns in color naming: A cross-linguistic perspective, Raffaelli, Ida, Daniela Katunar and Barbara Kerovec (eds.), pp. 213–236
In this chapter, we investigate color naming in French and Occitan. It is well known that French, compared to other Romance languages, has a tendency to be very analytic. This raises the following question: do speakers of French and other Romance languages (here, Occitan) differ in morphological… read more | Chapter
Raffaelli, Ida, Jan Chromý and Anetta Kopecka. 2019. Lexicalization patterns in color naming in Croatian, Czech, and Polish. Lexicalization patterns in color naming: A cross-linguistic perspective, Raffaelli, Ida, Daniela Katunar and Barbara Kerovec (eds.), pp. 269–286
The goal of this chapter is to identify and describe strategies speakers of Croatian, Czech, and Polish use in color naming. The findings are based on the data from the cross-linguistic project Evolution of Semantic Systems (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Netherlands). Croatian,… read more | Chapter
Kopecka, Anetta. 2017. Source-oriented and Goal-oriented events in Old and Modern French. Space in Diachrony, Luraghi, Silvia, Tatiana Nikitina and Chiara Zanchi (eds.), pp. 305–328
In the development from Old to Modern French one of the changes involves a morphosyntactic reorganization of the expression of Path of motion. Old French had several micro-systems to express Path including verb prefixes and verb particles. However, their productivity has decreased over the… read more | Chapter
French, like the other Romance languages, has evolved from a satelliteframed type wherein Path of motion is preferentially expressed in a verb satellite (either a prefix or a particle) to a verb-framed type wherein Path is preferentially expressed in the verb. Based on translations from Old to… read more | Article
Kopecka, Anetta. 2012. Semantic granularity of placement and removal expressions in Polish. Events of Putting and Taking: A crosslinguistic perspective, Kopecka, Anetta and Bhuvana Narasimhan (eds.), pp. 327–348
This chapter explores the expression of placement (or Goal-oriented) and removal (or Source-oriented) events by speakers of Polish (a West Slavic language). Its aim is to investigate the hypothesis known as ‘Source/Goal asymmetry’ according to which languages tend to favor the expression of Goals… read more | Article
Narasimhan, Bhuvana, Anetta Kopecka, Melissa F. Bowerman, Marianne Gullberg and Asifa Majid. 2012. Putting and taking events: A crosslinguistic perspective. Events of Putting and Taking: A crosslinguistic perspective, Kopecka, Anetta and Bhuvana Narasimhan (eds.), pp. 1–18
Kopecka, Anetta. 2010. Chapter 9. Motion events in Polish: Lexicalization patterns and the description of Manner. New Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion, Hasko, Victoria and Renee Perelmutter (eds.), pp. 225–246
This chapter investigates the expression of motion events in Polish (a satellite-framed language) and examines the semantic granularity of Manner in the descriptions of motion in written prose. It shows that despite its typological similarity to English in encoding Manner in the main verb and Path… read more | Article