Le rôle déterminant du composant MANIÈRE dans le cadrage linguistique des événements

Translated title of the contribution: The determining role of MANNER in linguistic event framing

Henrik Høeg Müller

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This article shows that one of the key explanatory factors to the typological variability between the Germanic and the Romance languages is the role of the semantic component MANNER in linguistic event encoding. Analyses of data from mainly Danish and Spanish demonstrate that Danish manner-verbs, among other things by exploitation of their telic potential, occur in a large variety of structures as main predicates, while in Spanish the MANNER component rarely is expressed in the centre of the clause and in many cases, in fact, is omitted from the clause structure. Finally, the article discusses the possible effects of these cross-linguistic differences in MANNER specification on non-linguistic, visual conceptualisation of events.
Translated title of the contributionThe determining role of MANNER in linguistic event framing
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationLe lexique et ses implications : Entre typologie, cognition et culture
EditorsIrène Baron, Louis Begioni, Michael Herslund, Alvaro Rocchetti
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherArmand Colin
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)9782200932428
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesLangages: Revue internationale des sciences du langage


  • Clause structure
  • Manner-verbs
  • Verb specificity
  • Telicity
  • Visualisation

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