Spatial Cognition and the Semantics of Prepositions in English, Polish and Russian [electronic resource]. / Alan J. Cienki
- Cienki, Alan J.
- Frankfurt a.M. : Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 198901.
- 1st, New ed.
- Physical Description:
- 172 pages
- Slavistische Beiträge ; 237
- Introduction – Preliminaries – Trends of previous semantic studies of spatial prepositions – Insufficiencies of the standard approaches – Hypotheses to be considered – The framework – Geometric descriptions – Semantic Conditions – Pragmatic – Use types – On comprehension and production – Place-functions and Prepositions of Direct Location – Specific direct location – General direct location – Summary – Path-functions – Latives. Dynamic equivalents to the prepositions of location – Adlative Paths – Concluding issues – On how English. Polish, and Russian structure space – The potential for extending the analysis
- The object of this work will be a selected group of prepositions in English, Polish and Russian which can express spatial relationships? This study focuses on "everyday" usage of the languages in question.
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