Special issue on Source-Goal (a)symmetries across languages: edited by Marine Vuillermet and Anetta Kopecka

This special issue on Source-Goal (a)symmetries https://benjamins.com/catalog/sl.45.1 confirms a general tendency toward a Goal biased asymmetry across nine typologically and genealogically diverse languages. On the basis of data compiled with the visual stimuli set Trajectoire https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/24859/LDC-sp16_6_Vuillermet_Kopecka_Trajectoire_Path-of-motion.pdf, the seven papers show that the (a)symmetry at one level of the system can entail or not the (a)symmetry at another level, and that the degree of the Source-Goal (a)symmetry can vry between and within individual languages depending on the domain and/or the event type investigated. 

 

Kopecka, Anetta; Vuillermet, Marine (2021). Source-Goal (a)symmetries in Studies in Language - issue: SL 41:1. Edited by: Kopecka, Anetta; Vuillermet, Marine (2021). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing.

 

 

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