Yo Matsumoto

List of John Benjamins publications for which Yo Matsumoto plays a role.


Broader Perspectives on Motion Event Descriptions

Edited by Yo Matsumoto and Kazuhiro Kawachi

[Human Cognitive Processing, 69] 2020. vii, 324 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics | Typology


Matsumoto, Yo, Kimi Akita, Anna Bordilovskaya, Kiyoko Eguchi, Hiroaki Koga, Miho Mano, Ikuko Matsuse, Takahiro Morita, Naonori Nagaya, Kiyoko Takahashi, Ryosuke Takahashi and Yuko Yoshinari 2022 Chapter 3. Linguistic representations of visual motion: A crosslinguistic experimental studyNeglected Aspects of Motion-Event Description: Deixis, asymmetries, constructions, Sarda, Laure and Benjamin Fagard (eds.), pp. 43–67 | Chapter
Linguistic expressions of visual motion (e.g., look into the building) in ten languages are compared, based on a crosslinguistic production experiment. We examine how linguistic representations of visual motion are typologically akin to those of self- and caused motion events. The results… read more
Akita, Kimi and Yo Matsumoto 2020 Chapter 5. A fine-grained analysis of manner salience: Experimental evidence from Japanese and EnglishBroader Perspectives on Motion Event Descriptions, Matsumoto, Yo and Kazuhiro Kawachi (eds.), pp. 143–180 | Chapter
This chapter delves into the typological discussion of “manner salience” (Slobin 2004, 2006) by means of a fine-grained examination of different kinds of manner expressions. Our two speech elicitation experiments revealed that English speakers are clearly more manner salient than Japanese in the… read more
The purpose of this chapter is to present a new typology of path coding used in motion event descriptions in various languages. The crucial starting point for the new typology is how Path is expressed across different constructional types of motion event representations. The constructional types… read more
Matsumoto, Yo and Kazuhiro Kawachi 2020 Introduction. Motion event descriptions in broader perspectiveBroader Perspectives on Motion Event Descriptions, Matsumoto, Yo and Kazuhiro Kawachi (eds.), pp. 1–22 | Chapter
This chapter examines the nature of linguistic expressions of Deixis, which is often coded somewhat differently from other components of Path. It is argued that deictic verbs like come are not merely spatial in meaning but also functional. Results of a video-based experiment in English, Japanese,… read more