Directed caused accompanied motion events in Saliba-Logea

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Abstract

This chapter describes the encoding of directed caused accompanied motion events (‘directed CAM’) in Saliba-Logea, an Oceanic language of Papua New Guinea. The description is based on analysing patterns in spoken language data. Saliba-Logea expressions of directed CAM are generally morphosyntactically complex and meaning components are frequently distributed across more than one verb. In such multi-verb constructions, one verb expresses caused motion, the other directionality. In Saliba-Logea the most common expressions of directed CAM events include information about the manner of caused motion in constructions with verbs like ‘carry’, ‘drag’ or ‘guide’.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCaused Accompanied Motion
Subtitle of host publicationBringing and taking events in a cross-linguistic perspective
EditorsAnna Margetts, Sonja Riesberg, Birgit Hellwig
Place of PublicationAmsterdam The Netherlands
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Chapter6
Pages147-185
Number of pages39
ISBN (Electronic)9789027257864
ISBN (Print)9789027210982
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2022

Publication series

NameTypological Studies in Language
Volume134
ISSN (Print)0167-7373

Keywords

  • accompanied motion
  • Austronesian
  • bring
  • caused motion
  • event representation
  • lexical semantics
  • manner
  • three-participant events
  • Oceanic
  • take

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