Publication details [#54296]

Perelmutter, Renee and Victoria Hasko, eds. 2010. New Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion. (Studies in Language Companion Series 115). John Benjamins. X+392 pp.
Publication type
Book – edited volume
Publication language
Language as a subject


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.