Event Representation in Language and Cognition (Language by Jürgen Bohnemeyer (editor), Eric Pederson (editor)

By Jürgen Bohnemeyer (editor), Eric Pederson (editor)

Occasion illustration in Language and Cognition examines new study into how the brain bargains with the event of occasions. Empirical examine into the cognitive procedures concerned while humans view occasions and speak about them remains to be a tender box. The chapters through major specialists draw on facts from the outline of occasions in spoken and signed languages, first and moment language acquisition, co-speech gesture and eye events in the course of language creation, and from non-linguistic categorization and different initiatives. The publication highlights newly came upon proof for a way belief, idea, and language constrain one another within the adventure of occasions. it is going to be of specific curiosity to linguists, psychologists, and philosophers, in addition to to someone attracted to the illustration and processing of occasions.

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However, the event structure of some narrative SVCs is more complex than any single verb in English. 38 Pawley Bohnemeyer et al. (2007) and Bohnemeyer et al. ’ This has to do with whether the sub-events expressed by a construction can individually take operators marking temporal position (tenses, adverbials, temporal clauses). A construction expresses a macro-event if the sub-events it entails are not individuated temporally – in more formal terms, if and only if the time-positional or durational operators have scope over all sub-events that are represented in the construction.

Grammaticalized verbs do not denote a separate event in the same sense as lexical verbs do. Event representation in serial verb constructions ii. tug tb tk d-e-k, . . PAST she took hold of them (one by one) and closed off (the entrance) iii. mey pak l-a-k mamd ak. ’ (6) i. 21 . . ITER ‘ . . the (hunting) dog, he goes out alone, ii. 3SG some days he goes about chasing all over the place and makes kills, iii. PRIOR some days after chasing (animals) back and forth and not having caught any, iv.

These would count as separate clauses. However, a sharp one-clause vs. two-clause taxonomy seems counter-intuitive. What we have here, surely, is evidence for a continuum of clause-like constructions, with some constructions meeting more of the diagnostic criteria than others. We may ask, why would speakers want to squeeze a report specifying a long sequence of sub-events into a single clause-like frame? What is to be gained by such compression? There appear to be two kinds of advantages, both having to do with packaging information for a fast ride.

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