Space and Language Typology: Does One Shoe Fit All

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Linguistic systems encode spatial information in strikingly different ways. Talmy (2000) classified languages into two families depending on whether they are verb-framed (e.g. Romance) vs. satellite-framed (e.g. Germanic). However, some languages seem harder to fit into these two categories, e.g. serial-verb languages have been described as ‘equipollent… (More)

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