Motion Events in Chantyal

Noonan, Michael

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Abstract

Empirical investigation of spatial reference in the languages of the world reveals a much more complicated picture. While there are certainly some similarities in spatial reference across languages, there are also deep differences. In this paper, the author presents a description of motion events in Chantyal from the perspective of the by-now-familiar framework of Leonard Talmy as extended and elaborated by Dan Slobin. The author shows that while Chantyal can be classified as a verb-framed language according to Talmy’s typology, it exhibits many characteristics of typical satellite-framed languages.

Document type: Article
Date: 2003
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 20 November 2008
DDC-classification: Other languages
Controlled Subjects: Chantel-Sprache, Semantik, Raum
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chantyal , Räumliche Ausdrücke, Chantyal , Spatial Relations
Subject (classification): Linguistics
Countries/Regions: Nepal
Series: People > Electronic Publications by Michael Noonan
Volume: 10