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Determining parameters of posture verbs in English: A case study

Klim, Marysia LU (2011) ENGK01 20112
English Studies
Abstract
In English, there are specific verbs called posture verbs. They denote the
posture of subjects and objects. To state whether an animate object is
standing or sitting is hardly any trouble but how do we state inanimate
objects? What determines their posture? These posture verbs denoting
inanimate object are easily found in recipes, thus, this essay will examine
which variables are the ones determining the posture of the inanimate
objects in recipes. The three selected posture verbs are stand, sit and set.
Why does the tray with cookies sit on the counter and why does chocolate
stand in a bowl?
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Klim, Marysia LU
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ENGK01 20112
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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English
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2760373
date added to LUP
2012-06-12 14:59:57
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@misc{2760373,
  abstract     = {In English, there are specific verbs called posture verbs. They denote the
posture of subjects and objects. To state whether an animate object is
standing or sitting is hardly any trouble but how do we state inanimate
objects? What determines their posture? These posture verbs denoting
inanimate object are easily found in recipes, thus, this essay will examine
which variables are the ones determining the posture of the inanimate
objects in recipes. The three selected posture verbs are stand, sit and set.
Why does the tray with cookies sit on the counter and why does chocolate
stand in a bowl?},
  author       = {Klim, Marysia},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Determining parameters of posture verbs in English: A case study},
  year         = {2011},
}