Preposition typology with manner of motion verbs in Spanish

dc.contributor.advisorBeavers, John T.
dc.creatorBassa Vanrell, Maria del Maren
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-25T15:36:45Zen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T22:49:06Z
dc.date.available2017-05-11T22:49:06Z
dc.date.issued2013-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2013en
dc.date.updated2014-03-25T15:36:46Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractSpanish, as a V(erb)-framed language (Talmy 1985), is expected to lexicalize the path of motion in the verb and manner in some satellite when it comes to the description of motion events. Nonetheless, it shows mixed properties (e.g. Aske 1989, Berman & Slobin 1994). All manner of motion verbs can take a path satellite introduced by the prepositions "hacia" and "hasta", and yet only some can take a path satellite introduced by the preposition "a." I claim that goal XPs introduced by "hasta" and "hacia" are adjuncts, whereas "a" is an argument marker. In order to capture the intermediacy of a verb’s ability to take a goal XP, I classify manner of motion verbs according to a three-way distinction that takes into account whether they encode path categorically, overwhelmingly, or only sometimes, and whether they lexically reject the notion of a goal. Finally, I posit verb coercion—under certain semantic and pragmatic conditions—of manner of motion verbs that strongly or categorically favor displacement in order to express a goal. These semantic/pragmatic influential factors are reduced to (i) degree of manner and (ii) degree of goal-orientedness.en
dc.description.departmentLinguisticsen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/23654en
dc.subjectMotion constructionsen
dc.subjectVerbal structureen
dc.subjectPath, manner and goalen
dc.subjectComplements and adjuncts, Spanishen
dc.subjectTalmyen
dc.subjectTypologyen
dc.subjectSemanticsen
dc.subjectSyntaxen
dc.subjectPragmaticsen
dc.subjectLexical-semanticsen
dc.subjectPrepositionsen
dc.subjectSemantic-compositional analysisen
dc.subjectCorpus studyen
dc.titlePreposition typology with manner of motion verbs in Spanishen
dc.typeThesisen

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