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Motion and the English VerbA Diachronic Study$
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Judith Huber

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190657802

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190657802.001.0001

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Theoretical framework

Theoretical framework

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(p.6) Chapter 2 Theoretical framework
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Motion and the English Verb
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Judith Huber

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190657802.003.0002

Chapter 2 provides an introduction to the motion encoding typology as proposed by Talmy, Slobin, and others (manner- and path-conflating languages, different types of framing and their concomitant characteristics). It argues that this typology is highly compatible with a construction grammar framework, points out the differences, and shows that particularly from the diachronic perspective taken in this study, the constructionist approach has advantages over the originally lexicalist approach of the motion typology. The chapter also provides a discussion of the different categories of motion verbs used in this study (manner verbs, path verbs, neutral motion verbs, and verbs that do not evoke a motion event on their own, but can receive a contextual motion reading).

Keywords:   motion encoding typology, manner-conflation, path-conflation, verb-framing, satellite-framing, intransitive motion construction, r-relation, non-motion verb

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