Cognitive Linguistics and Lexical Change: Motion Verbs from by Natalya I. Stolova

By Natalya I. Stolova

This monograph bargains the 1st in-depth lexical and semantic research of movement verbs of their improvement from Latin to 9 Romance languages — Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, Occitan, Sardinian, and Raeto-Romance — demonstrating that the styles of innovation and continuity attested within the info may be accounted for in cognitive linguistic phrases. while, the examine illustrates how the insights received from Latin and Romance old info have profound implications for the cognitive methods to language — specifically, for Leonard Talmy’s motion-framing typology and George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s conceptual metaphor conception. The booklet should still entice students attracted to historic Romance linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and lexical swap.

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A se depărta and a se îndepărta are combinations of Latin de13 with partiri/partire “to divide” and inde “thence” with partiri/partire, respectively. A se retrage, which is also a combination of Latin elements, namely re “back, against” and trahere “to draw, to drag, to haul, to drag along, to draw off, forth or away”, is calqued upon the French pair retirer “to pull, to draw, to take out”, se retirer “to go away”. 13. 6 (below). 3 Movement inside The main Latin verbs that referred to movement inside were inire “to go into, to enter a place”, introire “to go in or into, to enter”, ingredi “to go into, to enter, to go along, to advance, to proceed, to march”, and intrare “to go or walk into, to enter”.

Occitan s’enanar and Catalan anar-se’n have the same origin as French s’en aller, namely se + inde + ambulare. In Catalan, marxar < French marcher “to walk” is also commonly used to express the concept of leaving, but “to go away” is not marxar’s main meaning and to use it instead of anar-se’n is considered to be a Castilianism. Italian and Raeto-Romance use the reflexes of partiri/partire (Modern Italian partire, Old Italian partirsi, Raeto-Romance partir) as the main way to express the idea of leaving, as mentioned above.

In some Transylvanian dialects of Romanian the verb a se duce (< Latin ducere “to lead”) is used as the main lexeme to express the concept ‘to go’, and in some locations of Transylvania a merge “to go” and a se duce “to go” are both employed as parts of a suppletive paradigm (Maiden 2004c: 240–244; 2007: 513). ). 1 Movement toward and/or reaching a particular location The main Latin verbs that served as the equivalents of “to come, to arrive”9 were venire “to come”, advenire “to come to a place, to reach, to arrive at”, pervenire Zolli (1979–1988) mention both *ambitare and ambulare in their discussion of Italian an­ dare, and Machado (1977) gives both ambulare and *ambitare as the possible etyma of Portuguese andar.

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