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Probing the linguistic encoding of placement and removal events in Swedish

Gullberg, Marianne LU and Burenhult, Niclas LU (2012) In Events of putting and taking: A crosslinguistic perspective p.167-182
Abstract
This paper explores the linguistic encoding of placement and removal events in Swedish. Drawing on elicited spoken data, it provides a unified approach to caused motion descriptions. The results show uniform syntactic behaviour of placement and removal descriptions and a consistent asymmetry between placement and removal in the semantic specificity of verbs. The results also reveal three further semantic patterns, pertaining to the nature of the relationship between Figure and Ground, that appear to account for how these event types are characterised, viz. whether the Ground is represented by a body part of the Agent; whether the Figure is contained within the Ground; or whether it is supported by the Ground.
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Swedish, placement, semantic typology, removal
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Events of putting and taking: A crosslinguistic perspective
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Kopecka, Anetta and Narasimhan, Bhuvana
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167 - 182
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John Benjamins Publishing Company
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English
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  author       = {Gullberg, Marianne and Burenhult, Niclas},
  editor       = {Kopecka, Anetta and Narasimhan, Bhuvana},
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  series       = {Events of putting and taking: A crosslinguistic perspective},
  title        = {Probing the linguistic encoding of placement and removal events in Swedish},
  year         = {2012},
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