David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
How do languages of the world refer to motion? According to one widely held view, languages draw on a pool of common ‘building blocks’ in representing motion events, such as figure and ground, path (or trajectory), manner, cause of motion, and so on (cf. Talmy, 1985). Nevertheless, individual languages differ both in the elements they select out of the available stock of motion ‘primitives’ and in the way they conflate them into specific lexical and clausal structures (Talmy, 1985; Slobin, 1996a; Choi & Bowerman, 1991; Jackendoff, 1990; and many others).
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Laura Lakusta & Barbara Landau (2005). Starting at the End: The Importance of Goals in Spatial Language. Cognition 96 (1):1-33.
Similar books and articles
Noël Carroll (2008). The Philosophy of Motion Pictures. Blackwell Pub..
John David Rhodes & Elena Gorfinkel (eds.) (2011). Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image. University of Minnesota Press.
Shulan Lu & Donald R. Franceschetti (2003). Perceiving and Describing Motion Events. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (3):295-296.
Anna Papafragou (2002). Shake, Rattle, 'N' Roll: The Representation of Motion in Language and Cognition. Cognition 84 (2):189-219.
Lila Gleitmanb (2006). When English Proposes What Greek Presupposes: The Cross-Linguistic Encoding of Motion Events. Cognition 98 (3):75-87.
Anna Papafragou (2006). When English Proposes What Greek Presupposes: The Cross-Linguistic Encoding of Motion Events. Cognition 98 (3):75-87.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads29 ( #129,775 of 1,789,735 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #138,886 of 1,789,735 )
How can I increase my downloads?