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How Children Learn to Learn Language$
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Lorraine McCune

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195177879

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177879.001.0001

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Motion Events, Dynamic-Event Words, and the Transition to Verbs

Motion Events, Dynamic-Event Words, and the Transition to Verbs

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(p.99) 5 Motion Events, Dynamic-Event Words, and the Transition to Verbs
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How Children Learn to Learn Language
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Lorraine McCune

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177879.003.0005

This chapter aims to establish the interrelationships among single dynamic event words and their relationship to the cognitive background established in the previous chapter. It also proposes that the semantic analysis offered by Talmy provides a bridging function between single words and early sentences. Topics discussed include body and mind in the experience and expression of meaning, motion events according to Talmy, image schemas with and without language, categories of dynamic event meaning, dynamic-event words and cognition, and dynamic-event words and early verbs.

Keywords:   single dynamic event words, cognition, Talmy, early verbs, single words, early sentences

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