New Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion

Victoria Hasko | University of Georgia
Renee Perelmutter | University of Kansas
ISBN 9789027205827 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027288639 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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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
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“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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CFK: Grammar, syntax

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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