On the Semantics of Locatives Marcus Kracht

  title={On the Semantics of Locatives Marcus Kracht},
  author={Hans – Martin G{\"a}rtner Vivienne Fong},
  • Hans – Martin Gärtner Vivienne Fong
  • Published 2002
The present paper deals with the semantics of locative expressions. Our approach is essentially model–theoretic, using basic geometrical properties of the space–time continuum. We shall demonstrate that locatives consist of two layers: the first layer defines a location and the second a type of movement with respect to that location. The elements defining these layers, called localisers and modalisers, tend to form a unit, which is typically either an adposition or a case marker. It will be… CONTINUE READING

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