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LINGUIST List 17.1397

Sat May 06 2006

Qs: Italian Reduplication; Event Schemas, Event Frames

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        1.    Baum Anatol, Italian Reduplication
        2.    Silvina Oldach, Event Schemas and Event Frames

Message 1: Italian Reduplication
Date: 04-May-2006
From: Baum Anatol <anatolbaumgmx.de>
Subject: Italian Reduplication

I would like to know, if there has been further research on the topic of
Italian reduplication - ''tipo caffe caffe'' and piano piano and so on -
after the works of Wierzbicka, Poggi Salani and Rainer.
The latest literature I have is by Dressler from 1994.
I am very interested in the phenomenon and I have written a little thesis
on it, the beginning of which you can find in google, typing
''reduplikation italienisch''....
I am stuck and I dont know where to get other information on it, on
Maybe someone would like to discuss the phenomenon?
For example: do you think it would be possible to say ''interessante
interessante''? I dont think so, I asked native speakers, they said it
sounded wrong. But why? All the other, at least, many adjectives you can
duplicate this way.
I would appreciate any hint or topic to discuss.

With regards,
A student

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Subject Language(s): Italian (ita)
Message 2: Event Schemas and Event Frames
Date: 27-Apr-2006
From: Silvina Oldach <siloldachuol.com.ar>
Subject: Event Schemas and Event Frames

My colleague -Nora Ruggieri- and I are working on the
acquistion of motion verbs in L2 English speakers whose mother tongue is
Spanish. We're focusing on TAKE, BRING, CARRY and CATCH. So far we've
consulted the following sources:

1) Event schemas: Dirven, R. And M. Verspoor (1998). Cognitive Explorations
of Language and Linguistics. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins
Publishing Company.
2) Event frames: Talmy, L. (2000):Towards a Cognitive Semantics -Vol. 1
Ungerer, F. and H. Schmid (1996). An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics.
Addison Wesley Longman

We have also carried out extensive reading from Langacker, Slobin, and
Fillmore, among others. At present, our main concern has to do with event
schemas and event frames. We would like to know if these terms refer to the
same concept or if there are substantial differences between them. Any help
would be greatly appreciated.

Silvina Oldach

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition

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