Motion events contrasts in Romance languages:Deixis in Spanish as a second language

Hijazo-Gascon, Alberto ORCID: (2017) Motion events contrasts in Romance languages:Deixis in Spanish as a second language. In: Motion and Space across languages. Human Cognitive Processing . John Benjamins. ISBN 9789027246752

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This chapter explores language contrasts among Romance languages in the semantic domain of motion events. Romance languages are verb-framed languages in the typology of motion events by Talmy (1985, 2000). However, some intratypological differences have been observed among them, regarding the expression of certain components such as Path, Cause, and Deixis. The aim of this chapter is twofold. First, it discusses how these semantic contrasts have implications for the theoretical framework of study of motion events. Second, it examines how these intratypological contrasts impact on the acquisition of a second language by speakers of a typologically-close and genetically-related language. This is illustrated with examples from Spanish as a second language by native speakers of French and Italian.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: caused motion,second language acquisition,deixis,path,romance languages
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Language and Communication Studies
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Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:42
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