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Verkerk, Annemarie
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Where do all the motion verbs come from? The speed of development of manner verbs and path verbs in Indo-European
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  • Diachronica, 2015-01-01, Vol.32 (1), p.69-104
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AMSTERDAM: JOHN BENJAMINS PUBLISHING CO
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The last four decades have seen huge progress in the description and analysis of cross-linguistic diversity in the encoding of motion (Talmy 1985, 1991, Slobin 1996, 2004). Comparisons between satellite-framed and verb-framed languages suggest that satellite-framed languages typically have a larger manner of motion verb lexicon (swim, dash), while verb-framed languages typically have a larger path of motion verb lexicon (enter, cross) (Slobin 2004, Verkerk 2013, 2014b). This paper investigates how differences between the motion verb lexicons of satellite-framed and verb-framed languages emerge. Phylogenetic comparative methods adopted from biology and an etymological study are used to investigate manner verb lexicons and path verb lexicons in an Indo-European dataset. I show that manner verbs and path verbs typically have different types of etymological origins and that manner verbs emerge faster in satellite-framed subgroups, while path verbs emerge faster in verb-framed subgroups.
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Englisch
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ISSN: 0176-4225
ISSN: 1569-9714
DOI: 10.1075/dia.32.1.03ver
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Language & Linguistics, Linguistics, Social Sciences
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