ERIC Number: ED034169
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Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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The Semological Structure of the English Verbs of Motion.
Verbs of motion are understood in this paper as those verbs which refer to changes in locus. This definition is meant to exclude those cases in which only part of an object is moved, while the object as a whole remains in the same place ("swell,""expand,""stretch"). A discussion of this definition (Chapter 1) is followed by an analysis of the verbs of motion (Chapter 2). This analysis provides a functional framework which categorizes verbs of motion according to the following components: aspect, direction, passage, course, speed, impetus, duration, distance, manner, mode, relative position, accompanying circumstances, means, purpose and result, space, cause, and features of agency. Chapter 3, Descriptive Problems, considers the semological structure of the verbs of motion. A reference list concludes the study. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (AMM)
Linguistic Automation Project, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520
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Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Linguistic Automation Project.