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Title: Phrasal Verbs or Words? Towards the analysis of gesture and prosody as indexes of lexicalisation
Paper URL: http://gesture-lyon2005.ens-lsh.fr/IMG/pdf/Rossini_-_Phrasal_verbs.pdf
Author: Nicla Rossini
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Homepage: http://www.niclarossini.com
Institution: Università degli Studi di Pavia
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics
Abstract: The classification of languages according to the strategy adopted for the expression of Motion Events (Talmy, 1985, 2001) is to be considered as most interesting where it concerns gesture studies. This classification was adopted in a number of gesture studies which revealed that the iconics tend to synchronize with the satellite in satellite-framed languages, and with the verb in verb-framed languages (McNeill, 1992). Also, a further study showed that L2 learners, whose mother language is verb-framed, tend to synchronize their gestures with the verb when speaking English, which is satellite-framed (Stam, 1999). Nevertheless, a recent research project on Dutch speakers learning English as an L2 (Kellerman & Hoof, 2003) provides evidence that even in the case of a satellite-framed mother language, speakers tend to synchronize the gesture with the verb when speaking a satellite-framed second language. A possible solution to this apparent discrepancy may perhaps be found if one hypothesizes different levels of lexicalisation for phrasal verbs in different satellite-framed languages. I propose a three-level model for the prediction of lexicalisation. Such a model has been applied to Italian, which, although a Romance language, may show several satellite-framed constructions in colloquial use.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Online Proceedings of the 2nd ISGS Conference "Interacting Bodies" – Lyon, France.
URL: http://gesture-lyon2005.ens-lsh.fr/IMG/pdf/Rossini_-_Phrasal_verbs.pdf


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