Learning to express motion events in English and Korean: the influence of language-specific lexicalization patterns.

Abstract

English and Korean differ in how they lexicalize the components of motion events. English characteristically conflates Motion with Manner, Cause, or Deixis, and expresses Path separately. Korean, in contrast, conflates Motion with Path and elements of Figure and Ground in transitive clauses for caused Motion, but conflates motion with Deixis and spells out… (More)

Topics

6 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@article{Choi1991LearningTE, title={Learning to express motion events in English and Korean: the influence of language-specific lexicalization patterns.}, author={Sun Hee Choi and Michael Bowerman}, journal={Cognition}, year={1991}, volume={41 1-3}, pages={83-121} }