LINGUIST List 30.1033

Tue Mar 05 2019

Books: Encoding Motion Events in Mandarin Chinese: Lin

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Date: 01-Mar-2019
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Encoding Motion Events in Mandarin Chinese: Lin
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Title: Encoding Motion Events in Mandarin Chinese
Subtitle: A cognitive functional study
Series Title: Studies in Chinese Language and Discourse 11
Published: 2019
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/scld.11

Author: Jingxia Lin
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027262974 Pages: 209 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027262974 Pages: 209 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027262974 Pages: 209 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202147 Pages: 209 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202147 Pages: 209 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202147 Pages: 209 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This book is a corpus-based description and discussion of how Modern Mandarin Chinese encodes motion events, with a focus on how the distribution of verbal motion morphemes is closely associated with the meanings they lexicalize. The book is not only the first work that proposes a finer-grained classification and diagnostics of Chinese motion morphemes from the perspective of scale structure, but also the first to more comprehensively account for the ordering of Chinese motion morphemes. The findings of this study will not only enrich the literature on motion events, but more importantly, further our understanding of the nature of motion events and the way motion events are conceived and represented in the Chinese language. The major proposals and the cognitive functional approach of this work will also shed light on studies beyond motion. The book will be a valuable resource for scholars interested in motion events, syntax-semantic interface, and typology.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Morphology
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Written In: English (eng)

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