LINGUIST List 15.1624

Sun May 23 2004

Qs: Non-Literal Use of Motion Verbs

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  1. Stathis Selimis, non-literal use of Motion Vs

Message 1: non-literal use of Motion Vs

Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 03:15:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: Stathis Selimis <>
Subject: non-literal use of Motion Vs

I am investigating non-literal, including clearly metaphorical, uses
of Motion Verbs in early child-adult interaction in Greek and English
(both as L1). Could you send me any recent references and/or papers
on metaphor and akin phenomena (e.g. fictive motion) in child language
compatible with the Cognitive Theory of Metaphor? I am already aware
of two relevant dissertations: C.R. Johnson (1999) and S. Ozcaliskan

I will post a summary of responses.

Stathis Selimis, 
Ph.D. candidate 
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