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Satellite- vs. Verb-Framing Underpredicts Nonverbal Motion Categorization: Insights from a Large Language Sample and Simulations
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Centre for Research on Bilingualism.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5546-6834
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2017 (English)In: Cognitive Semantics, ISSN 2352-6408, E-ISSN 2352-6416, Vol. 3, no 1, 36-61 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Is motion cognition influenced by the large-scale typological patterns proposed in Talmy’s (2000) two-way distinction between verb-framed (V) and satellite-framed (S) languages? Previous studies investigating this question have been limited to comparing two or three languages at a time and have come to conflicting results. We present the largest cross-linguistic study on this question to date, drawing on data from nineteen genealogically diverse languages, all investigated in the same behavioral paradigm and using the same stimuli. After controlling for the different dependencies in the data by means of multilevel regression models, we find no evidence that S- vs. V-framing affects nonverbal categorization of motion events. At the same time, statistical simulations suggest that our study and previous work within the same behavioral paradigm suffer from insufficient statistical power. We discuss these findings in the light of the great variability between participants, which suggests flexibility in motion representation. Furthermore, we discuss the importance of accounting for language variability, something which can only be achieved with large cross-linguistic samples.

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2017. Vol. 3, no 1, 36-61 p.
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motion events, linguistic relativity, event categorization, semantic typology, cross-linguistic comparison, multilevel models, statistical simulations, power analysis
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General Language Studies and Linguistics Specific Languages
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Bilingualism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-142353DOI: 10.1163/23526416-00301002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-142353DiVA: diva2:1092266
Available from: 2017-05-02 Created: 2017-05-02 Last updated: 2017-05-08Bibliographically approved

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