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LINGUIST List 24.4939

Wed Dec 04 2013

Books: Variation and Change in the Encoding of Motion Events: Goschler, Stefanowitsch (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Dec-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Variation and Change in the Encoding of Motion Events: Goschler, Stefanowitsch (Eds)
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Title: Variation and Change in the Encoding of Motion Events
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 41
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/hcp.41

Editor: Juliana Goschler
Editor: Anatol Stefanowitsch
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270948 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270948 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270948 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 76.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223951 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 76.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223951 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223951 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.40
Abstract:

The linguistic typology of motion event encoding is one of the central topics in Cognitive Linguistics. A vast body of typological, contrastive, and psycholinguistic research has shown the potential, but also the limitations of the original distinction between verb-framed and satellite-framed languages. This volume contains ten original papers focusing specifically on the variation and change of motion event encoding in individual languages and language families. The authors show that some of the central claims about motion event encoding need careful re-examination and reformulation and that individual languages and language families are more variable across space and time than even a refined typology could neatly capture at this time. The volume thus contributes to a more detailed and fine-grained foundation for the investigation of conceptual causes and consequences of different motion-event encoding strategies.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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