LINGUIST List 30.1568

Wed Apr 10 2019

Software: DinaVmouv base: An Annotated Lexicon of Motion Verbs in French

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Date: 07-Apr-2019
From: Dejan Stosic <>
Subject: DinaVmouv base: An Annotated Lexicon of Motion Verbs in French
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Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce the release of the DinaVmouv base, which is an annotated lexicon of motion verbs in French. It includes more than a thousand of items and is freely available at:

The lexicon is in the form of an interactive spreadsheet allowing you to filter and/or to sort the data, organized in ten columns. In addition to the list of French motion verbs, the DinaVmouv base provides a minimal semantic description of each verb (type of motion conveyed, lexical aspect, manner), as well as its definitions extracted from two electronic dictionaries, namely the TLFi and/or the GLAWI, which is based on the French Wiktionary. The lexicon offers various possibilities of data visualization, such as displaying all entries, searching for a single verb, or filtering the data of a given column by choosing your criteria. The results obtained can be browsed or downloaded in .csv format.

The DinaVmouv base is accompanied by documentation explaining the structure of the tabular data, the classification of motion verbs that has been adopted, as well as the terms used for describing the verbs collected.

While the DinaVmouv base is indisputable proof of the richness of the lexicon of verbs expressing motion in French, it is clearly anything but exhaustive. It will continue to grow and to be updated in the coming months and years: new entries - not included in this version - will thus be regularly added. You can also contribute to enriching it by submitting missing motion verbs via an online form.

The lexicon is distributed under a Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license, and is freely available for non-commercial academic purposes.

The DinaVmouv base was created by D. Stosic and M. Aurnague as part of their extensive research on the expression of space in language, conducted in the S'caladis group of the CLLE research laboratory, supported by CNRS and University Toulouse Jean Jaur├Ęs.

Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

With best regards,

Dejan Stosic
Michel Aurnague

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Subject Language(s): French (fra)
Language Family(ies): Romance

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