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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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Latin and medieval French in the motion verb typology

Latin and medieval French in the motion verb typology

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(p.200) Chapter 7 Latin and medieval French in the motion verb typology
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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/9780190657802.003.0007

Since Latin and medieval French are the contact languages from which the path verbs analysed in chapter 9 are borrowed, this chapter summarizes earlier research on Latin and medieval French in the motion verb typology and offers a case study on motion expression in the prose parts of the Old French Aucassin et Nicolette. It is shown that while medieval French can be called satellite-framing with respect to the structures used to talk about motion, which typically feature satellites (though less often in the form of adverbs than in medieval English), the use of path verbs is considerably higher than of manner verbs, and manner verbs are less frequently combined with satellites than are other motion verbs. This is related to narrative styles typical of medieval French romances and epics.

Keywords:   Latin, medieval French, motion encoding, satellite-framing, path conflation, narrative style

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