Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Tyko Dirksmeyer

Topological Relations Pictures: Topological Paths

This entry suggests ways to elicit descriptions of caused motion involving topological relations (the domain of English put IN/ON/TOGETHER, take OUT/OFF/APART, etc.). There is a large amount of cross-linguistic variation in this domain. The tasks outlined here address matters such as the division of labor between the various elements of spatial semantics in the sentence. For example, is most of the work of expressing PATH done in a locative marker, or in the verb, or both?

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Bowerman, Melissa. 1992. Topological relations pictures: topological paths. In Stephen C. Levinson (ed.), Space stimuli kit 1.2: November 1992, 18-24. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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