The Linguistics of Sitting, Standing and Lying

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| Massey University
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This volume explores properties of ‘sit’, ‘stand’, and ‘lie’ verbs, reflecting three of the most salient postures associated with humans. An introductory chapter by the Editor provides an overview of directions for research into posture verbs. These directions are then explored in detail in a number of languages: Dutch; Korean; Japanese; Lao; Chantyal, Magar (Tibeto-Burman); Chipewyan (Athapaskan); Trumai (spoken in Brazil); Kxoe (Khoisan); Mbay (Nilo-Saharan); Oceanic; Enga, Ku Waru (Papuan); Arrernte, Pitjantjatjara, Ngan’gityemerri (Australian). The contributors discuss data relevant to many fields of linguistic inquiry, including patterns of lexicalization (e.g., simplex or complex verb forms), morphology (e.g., state vs. action formations), grammaticalization (e.g., extension to locational predicates, aspect markers, auxiliaries, copulas, classifiers), and figurative extension. A final chapter reports on an experimental methodology designed to establish the relevant cognitive parameters underlying speakers’ judgements on the polysemy of English stand. Taken together, the chapters provide a wealth of cross-linguistic data on posture verbs.

[Typological Studies in Language, 51]  2002.  xii, 409 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
vii
1. A cross-linguistic overview of the posture verbs ‘sit’, ‘stand’, and ‘lie’
John Newman
1–24
2. Semantics and combinatorics of ‘sit’, ‘stand’, and ‘lie’ in Lao
N.J. Enfield
25–41
3. Action and state interpretations of ‘sit’ in Japanese and English
John Newman and Toshiko Yamaguchi
43–59
4. Posture and existence predicates in Dene Suliné (Chipewyan): Lexical and semantic density as a function of the ‘stand’/‘sit’/‘lie’ continuum
Sally Rice
61–78
5. Posture verbs in two Tibeto-Burman languages of Nepal
Michael Noonan and Karen Grunow-Hårsta
79–101
6. The semantic network of Dutch posture verbs
Maarten Lemmens
103–139
7. The syntax and semantics of posture forms in Trumai
Raquel Guirardello-Damian
141–177
8. Men stand, women sit: On the grammaticalization of posture verbs in Papuan languages, its bodily basis and cultural correlates
Alan Rumsey
179–211
9. Posture, location, existence, and states of being in two Central Australian languages
Cliff Goddard and Jean Harkins
213–238
10. Sit right down the back: Serialized posture verbs in Ngan’gityemerri and other Northern Australian languages
Nicholas Reid
239–267
11. Posture verbs in Oceanic
Frank Lichtenberk
269–314
12. The grammatical evolution of posture verbs in Kxoe
Christa Kilian-Hatz
315–331
13. Posture verbs in Mbay
John M. Keegan
333–358
14. The posture verbs in Korean: Basic and extended uses
Jae Jung Song
359–385
15. Embodied standing and the psychological semantics of stand
Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.
387–400
Author index
401–402
Language index
403–405
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Linguistics

Syntax
Semantics
Typology
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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