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By Luna Filipović

This can be a corpus-based examine of lexicalization of movement occasions in Serbo-Croatian and English, with contrasting examples from Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin chinese language and Albanian. Talmy’s typology (1985) presents the backdrop for the research and the focal point is on intratypological adjustments that have an effect on ordinary presence or absence of data in movement expressions crosslinguistically in addition to “pattern clashing” in translation. This clean examine concerns relating to linguistic typology, lexical and development that means and spatio-temporal construals in language and adventure leads to a extra finely grained category of verbalized movement occasions. The research deals an eclectic evaluate of other theoretical methods and insists on theoretically independent set of instruments and rules that may be utilized in experiences of any cognitive area in any language. It offers an in-depth dialogue of present concerns in cognitive linguistics specifically and indicates systematic implementation of the study findings in utilized and interdisciplinary experiences of language.

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There is a number of forms like ‘past’ that behave like ordinary satellites when there is no final nominal, as in: ‘I saw him on the corner, but I just drove past’, but appear without any preposition when there is a final nominal, as in ‘I drove past him’. Forms like these have properties of both a satellite and a preposition. According to Talmy the distinction could be made on the basis of stress. He claims that these forms receive heavy stress as satellites, whereas as prepositions, they receive a light stress.

Fong and Poulin (1998: 32–33) point out that it is important to know what must follow the preposition, as in the case of ‘à travers’. They contend that the example in (5a) is correct, and the one in (5b) is not because ‘à travers’ needs to be followed by an object of a preposition which clearly expresses a barrier (or a 18. It would be very important to attest the examples that these authors provide, because the same authors claimed that ‘dans’ (‘in’/’into’) cannot be used in the expressions that are boundary-crossing, illustrated not to be apparently so by Asher and Sablayrolles (examples in (4)).

The important point he made was that, apparently, when a non-boundary-crossing situation is to be expressed, Spanish speakers (and those of all other Romance languages) can use the combination of manner verb+directional particle and accumulate Ground elements onto a single verb, which is the pattern typical of satellite-framed languages (Slobin (1997a: 443)): (1) a. So then the three men walked slowly and without visible agitation through the streets, from the jail to the marshy point. (1 manner verb; 3 Grounds) b.

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