New Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion

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  • Editors: Victoria Hasko1, and Renee Perelmutter2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027288639

This volume unifies a wide breadth of interdisciplinary studies examining the expression of motion in Slavic languages. The contributors to the volume have joined in the discussion of Slavic motion talk from diachronic, typological, comparative, cognitive, and acquisitional perspectives with a particular focus on verbs of motion, the nuclei of the lexicalization patterns for encoding motion. Motion verbs are notorious among Slavic linguists for their baffling idiosyncratic behavior in their lexical, semantic, syntactical, and aspectual characteristics. The collaborative effort of this volume is aimed both at highlighting and accounting for the unique properties of Slavic verbs of motion and at situating Slavic languages within the larger framework of typological research investigating cross-linguistic encoding of the motion domain. Due to the multiplicity of approaches to the linguistic analysis the collection offers, it will suitably complement courses and programs of study focusing on Slavic linguistics as well as typology, diachronic and comparative linguistics, semantics, and second language acquisition.

Subjects: Typology; Slavic linguistics; Syntax; Semantics; Theoretical linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Georgia; 2: University of Kansas

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