Variation in motion events: Theory and applications

Ibarretxe-Antuñano, I and Hijazo-Gascon, Alberto ORCID: (2012) Variation in motion events: Theory and applications. In: Space and Time across Languages and Cultures. Human Cognitive Processing: Cognitive Foundations of Language Structure and Use, Volume 1: Linguistic Diversity . John Benjamins, Amsterdam, pp. 349-372. ISBN 978 90 272 2390 6

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This chapter analyses the role of intratypological and dialectal variation in the lexicalisation of motion events (Talmy 1991, 2000) and its application to second language acquisition. The first part discusses intratypological variation with respect to the semantic component of Path and proposes a cline of Path salience on the basis of twenty-one languages. Then, it describes dialectal variation in Spanish and Aragonese. Results show that dialects within these two Romance languages differ in the type of linguistic resources they use as well as in their quality and quantity. The second part briefly reviews some L2 problematic areas that can benefit from these approaches such as conceptual transfer, deixis, and idiomaticity. Examples are drawn from L2 Spanish and L2 Basque.

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Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Language and Communication Studies
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Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2012 16:43
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