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Query:   Motion verbs + Manner
Author:  Stathis Selimis
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics
Morphology
Syntax

Summary:   I RECENTLY POSTED TWO QUESTIONS REGARDING THE CODING OF MOTION EVENTS
THROUGH VERBS. I BRIEFLY SUMMARIZE THE MOST RELEVANT RESPONSES BELOW AND
ALSO ATTACH THE MOST RELEVANT COMMENTS.


WHAT CRITERIA SHOULD WE USE IN DECIDING WHAT A MOTION VERB IS. DO ALL
SORTS OF MOVEMENT COUNT, ETC.?


IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT INVESTIGATORS LOOKK FOR AND WHY THEY ARE INTERESTED
IN MOTION VERBS. SOME, LIKE D. SLOBIN, ARE INTERESTED IN HOW PEOPLE TALK
ABOUT MOVING FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER, THUS STUDYING VERBS OF
TRANSLOCATION. DECIDING, HOWEVER, WHETHER A SPECIFIC CONSTRUCTION HAS
TRANSLOCATIONAL MEANING OR NOT DEPENDS UPON CONTEXTUAL FACTORS AS IS APPARENT IN THE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

LL Issue: 13.899
Date Posted: 01-Apr-2002
Original Query: Read original query