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The linguistics of sitting, standing and lying

Author: John Newman
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : J. Benjamins Pub., ©2002.
Series: Typological studies in language, v. 51.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The chapters in this volume were written in response to a call for papers in August 1999, inviting linguists to explore properties of verbs which are used to describe some key at-rest positions:  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Newman
ISBN: 1588112047 9781588112040 9027229570 9789027229571
OCLC Number: 49403338
Notes: New Zealand editor.
Description: xii, 407 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. A cross-linguistic overview of the posture verbs 'sit', 'stand', and 'lie' / John Newman --
2. Semantics and combinatorics of 'sit', 'stand', and 'lie' in Lao / N.J. Enfield --
3. Action and state interpretations of 'sit' in Japanese and English / John Newman and Toshiko Yamaguchi --
4. Posture and existence predicates in Dene Suline (Chipewyan): Lexical and semantic density as a function of the 'stand'/'sit'/'lie' continuum / Sally Rice --
5. Posture verbs in two Tibeto-Burman languages of Nepal / Michael Noonan and Karen Grunow-Harsta --
6. The semantic network of Dutch posture verbs / Maarten Lemmens --
7. The syntax and semantics of posture forms in Trumai / Raquel Guirardello-Damian --
8. Men stand, women sit: On the grammaticalization of posture verbs in Papuan languages, its bodily basis and cultural correlates / Alan Rumsey --
9. Posture, location, existence, and states of being in two Central Australian languages / Cliff Goddard and Jean Harkins --
10. Sit right down the back: Serialized posture verbs in Ngan'gityemerri and other Northern Australian languages / Nicholas Reid --
11. Posture verbs in Oceanic / Frantisek Lichtenberk --
12. The grammatical evolution of posture verbs in Kxoe / Christa Kilian-Hatz --
13. Posture verbs in Mbay / John M. Keegan --
14. The posture verbs in Korean: Basic and extended uses / Jae Jung Song --
15. Embodied standing and the psychological semantics of stand / Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.
Series Title: Typological studies in language, v. 51.
Responsibility: edited by John Newman.
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