Chilton, P. (2007) Geometrical concepts at the interface of formal and cognitive verbs: Aktionsart, aspect, and the English progressive. Pragmatics and Cognition, 15 (1). pp. 91-114. ISSN 1569-9943Full text not available from this repository.
The paper has two related aims. One is to outline a proposal for a spatially motivated model of discourse, called Discourse Space Theory. The other is to use this framework to explore, in a relatively formalised way, the spatial basis of the conceptual complexities arising in the uses of the English progressive verb form (be+-ing). The theory utilises an abstract space in three dimensions (time, space and modality). Verb stems are associated with Aktionsart schemas; aspectual forms like the progressive are viewed as operations on these schemas. The proposal is that geometric concepts, specifically coordinate systems and vectors, can provide a motivated formalism for investigating conceptual structures generated by a human discourse processor.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Pragmatics and Cognition|
|Additional Information:||RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Linguistics|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language|
|Deposited On:||05 Mar 2008 14:47|
|Last Modified:||29 Mar 2017 03:27|
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