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|Title:||Typological shift in lexicalizing motion events : the case of Wenzhou||Authors:||Lin, Jingxia||Keywords:||Humanities::Language||Issue Date:||2020||Source:||Lin, J. (2020). Typological shift in lexicalizing motion events : the case of Wenzhou. Linguistic Typology, 25(1), 1-38. https://dx.doi.org/10.1515/lingty-2020-5002||Journal:||Linguistic Typology||Abstract:||Typological shift in lexicalizing motion events has hitherto been observed cross-linguistically. While over time, Chinese has shown a shift from a dominantly verb-framed language in Old Chinese to a strongly satellite-framed language in Modern Standard Mandarin, this study presents the Chinese dialect Wenzhou, which has taken a step further than Standard Mandarin and other Chinese dialects in becoming a thoroughly satellite-framed language. On the one hand, Wenzhou strongly disfavors the verb-framed pattern. Wenzhou not only has no prototypical path verbs, but also its path satellites are highly deverbalized. On the other hand, Wenzhou strongly prefers the satellite-framed pattern, to the extent that it very frequently adopts a neutral motion verb to head motion expressions so that path can be expressed via satellites and the satellite-framed pattern can be syntactically maintained. The findings of this study are of interest to intra-linguistic, diachronic and cross-linguistic studies of the variation in encoding motion events.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/148947||ISSN:||1430-0532||DOI:||10.1515/lingty-2020-5002||Rights:||© 2020 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Linguistic Typology and is made available with permission of Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston.||Fulltext Permission:||embargo_20220603||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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