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Title: Events of Putting and Taking
Subtitle: A crosslinguistic perspective
Edited By: Anetta Kopecka
Bhuvana Narasimhan
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/tsl.100
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 100
Description:

Events of putting things in places, and removing them from places, are
fundamental activities of human experience. But do speakers of different
languages construe such events in the same way when describing them?
This volume investigates placement and removal event descriptions from 18
areally, genetically, and typologically diverse languages. Each chapter
describes the lexical and grammatical means used to describe such events,
and further investigates one of the following themes: syntax-semantics
mappings, lexical semantics, and asymmetries in the encoding of placement
versus removal events. The chapters demonstrate considerable
crosslinguistic variation in the encoding of this domain, as well as
commonalities, e.g. in the semantic distinctions that recur across languages,
and in the asymmetric treatment of placement versus removal events. This
volume provides a significant contribution within the emerging field of
semantic typology, and will be of interest to researchers interested in the
language-cognition interface, including linguists, psychologists,
anthropologists, and philosophers.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Typology
Cognitive Science
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