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Title Space and time in languages and cultures : linguistic diversity / edited by Luna Filipovic, Kasia M. Jaszczolt
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012
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Series Human cognitive processing ; v. 36
Human cognitive processing ; v. 36
Contents Space and Time in Languages and Cultures. Linguistic diversity; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Editors and contributors; 1. Preliminary remarks; 2. The contributions to this volume; 3. Perspectives for future research; References; I. Representing location in space and time; 1. Spatial relations in Hinuq and Bezhta; 1. Introduction; 2. Spatial cases and postpositions; 3. Spatial cases and semantic typology of spatial relations; 4. Temporal usages of the spatial cases; 5. Conclusions; References; 2. Pragmatically disambiguating space; 1. Introduction
1. Introduction3. Motion in English and Serbian; 5. Methodology and research hypotheses; 6. Talking about Manner and Path of motion in an L2; 7. Summary and conclusions; References; Appendix; 1. Spatial representations across languages and learner types; 2. Expressing motion events in English and French; 3. Methodology; 4. Results; 5. Discussion; References; 13. Spatial prepositions in Italian L2: Universal and language-specific principles; 1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical background; 3. Corpora and method; 4. Data analysis; 5. source vulnerability; 6. General discussion; References
2. Frames of reference: The linguistic structure of Space3. Underdetermined semantics; 4. Pragmatically disambiguating Space; 5. Experimental data; 6. Cross-linguistic evidence; 7. Conclusion; References; 1. Introduction; 2. The English progressive; 3. The perfect; 4. The perfect progressive; 5. Conclusion; References; 1. Introduction; 3. Event decomposition; 4. Conclusion; References; 5. Cross-linguistic differences in expressing time and universal principles of utterance; 1. Time concept and time talk; 2. Expressing temporality: Lexicon, grammar, and pragmatics; 3. Pragmatic universals?
3. Elicitation material, informants, methodology4. Quantitative results; 5. Qualitative results; 6. General discussion; References; 1. Space, time, and tense; 3. Tense in Middle High German (1050-1350); 4. Consequences: Tense, text genre, and orality; Primary sources; References; II. Space and time in language acquisition; 1. Introduction; 2. Temporality; 3. Second language acquisition of tense-aspect morphology; 4. The study; 5. Conclusion; References; 1. Introduction; 2. Motion events in language and cognition; 3. Study 1; 4. Study 2; 5. General discussion; 6. Conclusion; References
4. A contextualist approach to expressing temporal distinctions5. Sources of temporal information; 6. Covert and overt devices and the question of compositionality; 7. Representing the diversity; 8. Concluding remarks: The depth of diversity; References; 1. Introduction; 2. Strong and weak determiners; 3. Presupposition projection versus quantifier restriction; 4. The interaction of aspectual adverbs with temporal adverbs; 5. Aspectual adverbs in interrogative dialogue; 6. Conclusions; References; 1. Introduction; 2. Dimensions of discourse under scrutiny
Summary This volume offers novel insights into linguistic diversity in the domains of spatial and temporal reference, searching for uniformity amongst diversity. A number of authors discuss expression of dynamic spatial relations cross-linguistically in a vast range of typologically different languages such as Bezhta, French, Hinuq, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Serbian, and Spanish, among others. The contributions on linguistic expression of time all shed new light on pertinent questions regarding this cognitive domain, such as the hotly debated relationship between cross-linguistic differences in talki
Notes 14. Expressing simultaneity using aspect
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bezhta language -- Grammar, Comparative -- Ginukh
Ginukh language -- Grammar, Comparative -- Bezhta
Language and languages -- Variation.
Nakh languages -- Aspect.
Nakh languages -- Tense.
Space and time in language.
Form Electronic book
Author Filipović, Luna.
Jaszczolt, Katarzyna.
LC no. 2012020098
ISBN 1281143979
9027273618 (electronic bk.)
9789027273611 (electronic bk.)