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Event Representation in serial verb constructions

Pawley, Andrew


What can linguistic representations tell us about how people conceive of events? This chapter revisits an earlier debate on that question which focused on event representation in serial verb constructions (SVCs) in certain languages of New Guinea. Underlying the debate, between Tom Giv�n and me, was the general question of whether people who speak languages (or linguistic genres) with different semantic categories and structures live in partly different conceptual worlds or whether such...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Event Representation in Language and Cognition
DOI: /10.1017/CBO9780511782039.002


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