This paper investigates the lexicalization pattern of motion events in Aymara, an Andean language spoken in Bolivia, Peru, and Chile. After providing a description of the morphosyntax of translational motion events, this study aims at a preliminary typological classification of Aymara within the framework of Talmy’s typology (Talmy 2000). With this purpose, three diagnostic tests have been used to determine the basic framing-typology of motion events. These tests consider i) the size of manner-of-motion lexicon and, more broadly, the degree of manner salience, ii) the Complex Path constructions and the use of ‘plus-ground’ clauses, iii) the expression of boundary crossing. The results of this analysis are in line with predictions of expected values according to Talmian typology, and suggest that Aymara is a predominantly Satellite-framed language.

Bartolotta, A. (2020). On the typology of motion events in Aymara. ATTI DEL SODALIZIO GLOTTOLOGICO MILANESE, 14, 1-24.

On the typology of motion events in Aymara

Bartolotta, A.
2020

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This paper investigates the lexicalization pattern of motion events in Aymara, an Andean language spoken in Bolivia, Peru, and Chile. After providing a description of the morphosyntax of translational motion events, this study aims at a preliminary typological classification of Aymara within the framework of Talmy’s typology (Talmy 2000). With this purpose, three diagnostic tests have been used to determine the basic framing-typology of motion events. These tests consider i) the size of manner-of-motion lexicon and, more broadly, the degree of manner salience, ii) the Complex Path constructions and the use of ‘plus-ground’ clauses, iii) the expression of boundary crossing. The results of this analysis are in line with predictions of expected values according to Talmian typology, and suggest that Aymara is a predominantly Satellite-framed language.
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Bartolotta, A. (2020). On the typology of motion events in Aymara. ATTI DEL SODALIZIO GLOTTOLOGICO MILANESE, 14, 1-24.
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