New Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion

| University of Georgia
| University of Kansas
ISBN 9789027205827 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027288639 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume unifies a wide breadth of interdisciplinary studies examining the expression of motion in Slavic languages. The contributors to the volume have joined in the discussion of Slavic motion talk from diachronic, typological, comparative, cognitive, and acquisitional perspectives with a particular focus on verbs of motion, the nuclei of the lexicalization patterns for encoding motion. Motion verbs are notorious among Slavic linguists for their baffling idiosyncratic behavior in their lexical, semantic, syntactical, and aspectual characteristics. The collaborative effort of this volume is aimed both at highlighting and accounting for the unique properties of Slavic verbs of motion and at situating Slavic languages within the larger framework of typological research investigating cross-linguistic encoding of the motion domain. Due to the multiplicity of approaches to the linguistic analysis the collection offers, it will suitably complement courses and programs of study focusing on Slavic linguistics as well as typology, diachronic and comparative linguistics, semantics, and second language acquisition.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 115]  2010.  x, 392 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction. Verbs of motion in Slavic languages: Paths for exploration
Victoria Hasko and Renee Perelmutter
Part I. Diachrony of motion expressions
Chapter 1. Clause and text organization in early East Slavic with reference to motion and position expressions
Sarah Turner
Chapter 2. Indeterminate motion verbs are denominal
Johanna Nichols
Chapter 3. Common Slavic “indeterminate” verbs of motion were really manner-of-motion verbs
Stephen M. Dickey
Chapter 4. PIE inheritance and word-formational innovation in Slavic motion verbs in -i-
Marc L. Greenberg
Part II. Synchronic approaches to aspect
Chapter 5. Perfectives from indeterminate motion verbs in Russian
Laura A. Janda
Chapter 6. Aspects of motion: On the semantics and pragmatics of indeterminate aspect
Olga Kagan
Chapter 7. Verbs of motion under negation in Modern Russian
Renee Perelmutter
Part III. Typological approach to the study of Slavic verbs of motion
Chapter 8. Semantic composition of motion verbs in Russian and English: The case of intra-typological variability
Victoria Hasko
Chapter 9. Motion events in Polish: Lexicalization patterns and the description of Manner
Anetta Kopecka
Chapter 10. The importance of being a prefix: Prefixal morphology and the lexicalization of motion events in Serbo-Croatian
Luna Filipović
Chapter 11. Variation in the encoding of endpoints of motion in Russian
Tatiana Nikitina
Chapter 12. Verbs of rotation in Russian and Polish
Ekaterina Rakhilina
Chapter 13. Aquamotion verbs in Slavic and Germanic: A case study in lexical typology
Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Dagmar Divjak and Ekaterina Rakhilina
Chapter 14. Metaphorical walking: Russian idti as a generalized motion verb
Tore Nesset
Chapter 15. Russian verbs of motion: Second language acquisition and cognitive linguistics perspectives
Kira Gor, Svetlana V. Cook, Vera Malyushenkova and Tatyana Vdovina
Author index
Language index
Subject index
“This important book is a model of in-depth exploration that is much needed: intra-typological, diachronic, and synchronic exploration of contrasting ways of encoding a particular semantic domain - in this case the domain of motion events. The various Slavic languages present contrasting but related solutions to the intersection of motion and aspect. And, as a group, they offer alternate forms of satellite-framed typology, in contrast to the more heavily studied Germanic languages of this general type. The up-to-date and interdisciplinary nature of the volume makes it essential reading in cognitive and typological linguistics.”
“A feast for the mind, with untold riches and variety: different approaches, patterns and usage, diachronic as well as synchronic, Slavic and not just Russian. All on a high intellectual level from capable scholars. Ful besy were the editors in every thing, That to the feste was appertinent.”
“The fifteen essays that comprise New Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion make up a unique and engaging conversation on the subject of this important, yet highly idiosyncratic grammatico-lexical verbal group. This valuable volume goes well beyond any conventional study on the subject, and it makes a substantial contribution with its original, innovative, and comparative studies that truly are, as the co-editors contend, interdisciplinary. The contributors bring together analyses in Slavic languages that include Russian, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Old Church Slavonic, and Early Russian, as well several other non-Slavic languages for comparison. The end product is an innovative, interdisciplinary, and intelligent compilation of relevant and useful essays that should be required reading for every Slavic linguist and anyone interested in teaching, learning, or understanding Slavic verbs of motion.”
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