Space in Diachrony

| University of Pavia
| University of Pavia / University of Bergamo
ISBN 9789027259530 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027265197 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Space is a fundamental dimension of human life and is pervasive in human experience. Research on space has highlighted the possible asymmetrical nature of spatial relations. Differences in the encoding of goals and sources of motion are a case in point, and cross-linguistic coding tendencies show that path is less frequently flagged by a dedicated case than goal, source/origin, and (static) location (locative). Interestingly, such asymmetries may correlate with certain types of landmark, as in the case of toponyms or of animate entities. Even though these issues have been focused upon both in typological and psycholinguistic research, they remain largely open. The papers in this collection aim to show that a diachronic approach may shed light on the way in which asymmetries in the space domain come about over time, thus contributing to the clarification of synchronically puzzling facts.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 188]  2017.  xvii, 370 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Space in Diachrony: An introduction
Silvia Luraghi, Tatiana Nikitina and Chiara Zanchi
The goal-over-source principle in European languages: Preliminary results from a parallel corpus study
Annemarie Verkerk
Overlaps in spatial encodings: Evidence from the Indo-European translations of the New Testament
Olga A. Thomason and Hanne Martine Eckhoff
Ablative and allative marking of static locations: A historical perspective
Tatiana Nikitina
How should a “classical” Satellite-Framed Language behave? Path encoding asymmetries in Ancient Greek and Latin
Claudio Iacobini, Luisa Corona, Noemi De Pasquale and Alfonsina Buoniconto
Differential Goal marking vs. differential Source marking in Ancient Greek
Silvia Luraghi
New evidence for the Source–Goal asymmetry: Ancient Greek preverbs
Chiara Zanchi
A diachronic take on the Source–Goal asymmetry: Evidence from inner Asia Minor Greek
Thanasis Georgakopoulos and Petros Karatsareas
Spatial interrogatives: Typology and dynamics (with special focus on the development from Latin to Romance)
Thomas Stolz, Nataliya Levkovych and Aina Urdze
Asymmetries between Goal and Source prefixes in Spanish: A structural account from a diachronic perspective
Elisabeth Gibert-Sotelo
Asymmetries in path encoding in Sicilian: A diachronic overview
Luisa Brucale and Egle Mocciaro
Source-oriented and Goal-oriented events in Old and Modern French
Anetta Kopecka
Source-Location ambiguity and incipient decline in the recent evolution of the English directional particle away
Diana M. Lewis
Prepositional phrase vs. bare instrumental: The trajectory of motion in Russian
Natalia Philippova


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2018. A frame-based approach to the source-goal asymmetry. Constructions and Frames 10:1  pp. 61 ff. Crossref logo

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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017018295 | Marc record