Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Shakila Shayan

A Questionnaire on Event Integration

How do we decide where events begin and end? Like the ECOM clips, this questionnaire is designed to investigate how a language divides and/or integrates complex scenarios into sub-events and macro-events. The questionnaire focuses on events of motion, caused state change (e.g., breaking), and transfer (e.g., giving). It provides a checklist of scenarios that give insight into where a language “draws the line” in event integration, based on known cross-linguistic differences.


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Bohnemeyer, Jürgen. 1999. A questionnaire on event integration. In David Wilkins (ed.), Manual for the 1999 Field Season, 87-95. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

Volume 1999 , filed under Event Representation.
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