By Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
The e-book introduces the idea that of uneven occasions, an enormous inspiration in language and cognition, which, for the 1st time in linguistic literature, is pointed out in a extra systematic means and analyzed in a couple of various languages, together with typologically or genetically unrelated ones. uneven occasions are or extra occasions of unequal prestige in an utterance and papers within the quantity current ways that a linguistic description of major occasions in a sentence is diverse (morphologically, syntactically, discursively) from an outline of backgrounded events.The prototypical asymmetries related to notion, cognition, and language are pointed out in subordination, nominalization and amendment of assorted varieties yet they expand to coordinate buildings, serial verbs, spatial language and viewing association, in addition to half - entire family. the point of view is generally cognitive and sensible, the authors use diversified although complementing methodologies, a few contain corpus facts, and the asymmetries are proven to have a number of stylistic and ideological implications.An in-depth research of manifold asymmetries in constitution and serve as of various languages makes this quantity of curiosity to linguists of alternative persuasion, philosophers, cognitive researchers, discourse analysts and scholars of language and cognition.
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The reference point in the relationships that these morphemes signal is, of course, a locative reference point. One of the interesting things about the semantics of these elements is the elaborate nature of these Asymmetries for locating events with Cora spatial language constructions: most of them are morphemically complex; each morpheme in the construction signals a distinct locative relationship and in all cases, the subject of perception is construed subjectively, albeit with a variety of construals of the grounding entities.
Again, I depict the notion of ‘a long ways’ with a distance scale set parallel to the perceptual path. This represents a crucial part of the meaning of -tee. As seen earlier in Figure 5, ‘normal’ distance is indicated by both a hashmark crossing the distance scale at roughly midpoint and an encompassing oval that represents an indefinite range of distance values that can be construed as ‘normal’, indicated in this diagram by N. Asymmetries for locating events with Cora spatial language The Speaker’s position is once again strongly invoked by this usage, as evidenced by the use of the proximal form of the adverbial object of the postpositional phrase ayún he¢e ‘back here on this side’, but the Speaker himself is part of the profile of neither the verb a-ii-tá-tee nor of the postpositional phrase.
This is quite different from tell, where the idea of movement to another location is not at all an inherent part of its meaning. Using Langacker’s (1987 :183–189) terms, we could say that the base of the predicate visit includes movement to a location as well as the planned encounter with someone at that location, while the profile focuses just on the encounter. Thus, visit already subsumes semantically the go predicate in go and visit and needs to be represented accordingly, as in Figure 4. In this figure, the circular shape representing visit includes within it the representation of go.