Cognitive Linguistics and Lexical Change: Motion Verbs from by Natalya I. Stolova

By Natalya I. Stolova

This monograph bargains the 1st in-depth lexical and semantic research of movement verbs of their improvement from Latin to 9 Romance languages — Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, Occitan, Sardinian, and Raeto-Romance — demonstrating that the styles of innovation and continuity attested within the information could be accounted for in cognitive linguistic phrases. while, the learn illustrates how the insights won from Latin and Romance old information have profound implications for the cognitive methods to language — particularly, for Leonard Talmy’s motion-framing typology and George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s conceptual metaphor idea. The ebook may still entice students attracted to ancient Romance linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and lexical swap.

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As Stefenelli (1992: 260–261) notes, the Romance reflexes of Latin pervenire (French Chapter 3. Latin and Romance verb biographies  parvenir, Catalan pervenir, as well as Italian pervenire and Occitan pervenir) are probably learned words. As for Sardinian, “to come, to arrive” is expressed in Campidanese by benni < venire, tzucai (of unknown origin), lompi (and its variant krompi) < complere “to fill up, to fill out, to complete”, and arribai < Late Latin adripare. Logudorese relies on bènnere < venire, arrivare < adripare, and lòmpere (cròmpere) < complere.

Latin vadere, which is defined as “to go, walk; esp[ecially] to go hastily or rapidly, to rush” (Lewis & Short 1966: 1951), was used less frequently than ire, and, as the definition suggests, could imply the manner in which motion was performed. , Q. ), but later disappeared (Ernout & Meillet 1985: 711). ). In the dictionaries (Glare, ed. 1982, Ernout & Meillet 1985, Dvoreckij 1986) it appears without a hyphen, which suggests that the authors of these dictionaries have reasons to believe that in Classical Latin it was not perceived as a compound, but rather as a simple form.

My Cid mounted” (verses 1585–1586) (Corominas & Pascual 1980–1991 V: 139). , gradó exir de la posada “he [Martín Antolínez] was eager to exit the house” (verse 200) (Cejador y Frauca 1971: 197). However, even though exir is still found in 13th-century texts and beyond, already in the Medieval period it is clearly losing ground to salir and is disappearing from the language (Šišmarëv 2002: 132). In Portuguese the old form e(i)xir was likewise eventually abandoned in favor of sair. In Catalan the main verbs that express movement outside are sortir and eixir < exire.

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