Events of Putting and Taking

A crosslinguistic perspective

Editors
| Laboratoire Dynamique Du Langage, UMR 5569 CNRS and University of Lyon
| University of Colorado, Boulder
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Events of putting things in places, and removing them from places, are fundamental activities of human experience. But do speakers of different languages construe such events in the same way when describing them? This volume investigates placement and removal event descriptions from 18 areally, genetically, and typologically diverse languages. Each chapter describes the lexical and grammatical means used to describe such events, and further investigates one of the following themes: syntax-semantics mappings, lexical semantics, and asymmetries in the encoding of placement versus removal events. The chapters demonstrate considerable crosslinguistic variation in the encoding of this domain, as well as commonalities, e.g. in the semantic distinctions that recur across languages, and in the asymmetric treatment of placement versus removal events. This volume provides a significant contribution within the emerging field of semantic typology, and will be of interest to researchers interested in the language-cognition interface, including linguists, psychologists, anthropologists, and philosophers.
[Typological Studies in Language, 100]  2012.  xv, 371 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Contributors
ix–x
Preface
Stephen C. Levinson
xi–xvi
Putting and taking events: A crosslinguistic perspective
Bhuvana Narasimhan, Anetta Kopecka, Melissa F. Bowerman, Marianne Gullberg and Asifa Majid
1–18
Part I. Lexical semantics
The linguistic encoding of placement and removal events in Jahai
Niclas Burenhult
21–36
“She from bookshelf take-descend-come the box”: Encoding and categorizing placement events in Mandarin
Jidong Chen
37–54
To ‘put’ or to ‘take’?: Verb semantics in Tzeltal placement and removal expressions
Penelope Brown
55–78
The encoding of placement and removal events in Ākhoe Haiom
Christian J. Rapold
79–98
The semantics of placement and removal predicates in Moroccan Arabic
Nadi Nouaouri
99–122
Placement and removal events in Basque and Spanish
Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano
123–144
On the use of PUT Verbs by multilingual speakers of Romansh
Raphael Berthele
145–166
Probing the linguistic encoding of placement and removal events in Swedish
Marianne Gullberg and Niclas Burenhult
167–182
The semantic role of agentive control in Hungarian placement events
Attila Andics
183–200
Putting and Taking in Tamil and Hindi
Bhuvana Narasimhan
201–230
Part II. (A)symmetries in encoding placement vs. removal events
The Thaayorre lexicon of putting and taking
Alice Gaby
233–252
The expression of ‘putting’ and ‘taking’ events in Japanese: The asymmetry of Source and Goal revisited
Miyuki Ishibashi
253–272
Put and Take in Yélî Dnye, the Papuan language of Rossel Island
Stephen C. Levinson and Penelope Brown
273–296
Take it up, down, and away: Encoding placement and removal in Lowland Chontal
Loretta O’Connor
297–326
Semantic granularity of placement and removal expressions in Polish
Anetta Kopecka
327–348
How to put and take in Kalasha
Jan Heegård Petersen
349–366
Language index
367–368
Subject index
369–372
“This volume on the Zapotec languages is an important contribution to the building of a solid typology of valence changes from languages which take a solid lexical stand on the phenomenon. This volume presents Zapotec morphology, for the first time, to a wide audience. This is a laudable achievement in its own right.”
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Semantics
Typology
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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