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Agent versus non-Agent motions influence language production: Word order and perspective in a VOS language

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Title:Agent versus non-Agent motions influence language production: Word order and perspective in a VOS language
Authors:Sato, Manami
Niikuni, Keiyu
Schafer, Amy J.
Koizumi, Masatoshi
Keywords:Linguistics
Cognitive science
Austronesian languages
Date Issued:2018
Publisher:Cognitive Science Society
Abstract:Is language production isolated from our experiences of physical events, or can physical motion affect the conceptual saliency of the components of a to-be-described event, in ways that affect its linguistic description? This study examined the influence of physical motion on the interpretation and description of simple transitive events. More specifically, we investigated whether engagement in non-speech physical actions affects the relative location of verbs versus arguments in sentence production, and the relative location and prominence of Agents, by testing native speakers of Truku, a language that allows flexibility in each of these options and presents under-studied typological patterns.
Description:Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Pages/Duration:6
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62923
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