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Lexicalization of natural actions and cross-linguistic stability
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre.
University of Skövde.
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2nd ISCA Workshop on Experimental Linguistics, ExLing 2008, 2008, 105-108 p.Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To what extent do Modern Greek, Polish, Swedish and American English similarly lexicalize action concepts, and how similar are the semantic associations between verbs denoting natural actions? Previous results indicate cross-linguistic stability between American English, Swedish, and Polish in verbs denoting basic human body movement, mouth movements, and sound production. The research reported here extends the cross-linguistic comparison to include Greek, which, unlike Polish, American English and Swedish, is a path-language. We used action imagery criteria to obtain lists of verbs from native Greek speakers. The data were analyzed by using multidimensional scaling, and the results were compared to those previously obtained.

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2008. 105-108 p.
Keyword [en]
Motion verbs, natural actions, cross-linguistic stability, manner, path
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Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-3610ISBN: 978-960-466-020-9 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-3610DiVA: diva2:291113
Conference
2nd ISCA Workshop on Experimental Linguistics, ExLing 2008,25-27 August 2008, Athens, Greece.
Available from: 2010-01-29 Created: 2010-01-29 Last updated: 2013-03-15

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