Motion, Direction and Location in Languages

In honor of Zygmunt Frajzyngier

| University of Colorado
| University of Frankfurt
ISBN 9789027229649 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781588114426 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027275219 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
This book contributes to an area of study that is of interest to linguists of all backgrounds. Typological in nature this volume presents data analysis from the major language families of Africa as well as Sino-Tibetan, Austronesian, Japanese, Indo-European, Siouan and Penutian. The 16 contributors to the volume share a commitment to examining the language phenomena pertaining to the volume’s theme with a fresh eye. While most of the papers make reference to existing theoretical frameworks, each also makes a novel and sometimes surprising contribution to the body of knowledge and theory concerning motional, directional and locational predicates, complements, morphology, adpositions and other phenomena. This collection of articles suitably complements courses on comparative and diachronic linguistics, semantics, syntax, typology, or field methods.
[Typological Studies in Language, 56]  2003.  xvi, 305 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editors’ Introduction
Zygmunt Frajzyngier * April 3, 1938
Erin Shay
Zygmunt Frajzyngier’s contributions to the study of language structure
Uwe Seibert
The myth of doubly governing prepositions in German
Werner Abraham
Localisation et mouvement dans le syntagme verbal du groupe tchadique central
Véronique de Colombel
Left, right, and the cardinal directions: Some thoughts on consistency and usage
Bernard Comrie
Location and direction in Klamath
Scott DeLancey
Locatives as core constituents
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal
‘Come’and ‘go’ as discourse connectors in Kera and other Chadic languages
Karen H. Ebert
Altrilocality in Tangale and Tuareg: A common heritage feature?
Herrmann Jungraithmayr
Location and motion in !Xun (Namibia)
Christa König and Bernd Heine
Directionality and displaced directionality in Toqabaqita
Frank Lichtenberk
Motion, direction and spatial configuration: A lexical semantic study of ‘hang’ verbs in Mandarin
Mei-chun Liu
Coding location, motion and direction in Old Babylonian Akkadian
Adrian Măcelaru
Motion events in Chantyal
Michael Noonan
Locative prepositions in Chadic: Lexical or grammatical morphemes
Nina Pawlak
Two Lakhota locatives and the role of introspection in linguistic analysis
David S. Rood
Directional verbs in Japanese
Masayoshi Shibatani
L’encodage de la localisation, de la direction et du mouvement dans les langues << Kotoko >> du Cameroun
Henry Tourneux
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