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Articolo | A Qualitative Study of Actual and Non-Actual Motion Expressions in Telugu and its Implications

A Qualitative Study of Actual and Non-Actual Motion Expressions in Telugu and its Implications

This paper examines the similarities and differences between actual motion (AM) and non-actual motion (NAM) expressions in Telugu via a qualitative approach. The findings revealed the following similarities: (a) the extensive use of generic deictic verbs, (b) the obligatory use of case markers for encoding Path, (c) the limited number of path verbs and their uses, and (d) the use of spatial nouns for expressing Region. In addition, the findings also revealed that AM had a reasonable number of Manner expressions, whereas NAM contained almost no information about Manner.


Open access | Peer reviewed

Presentato: 20 Settembre 2022 | Accettato: 20 Settembre 2022 | Pubblicato: 28 Ottobre 2022 | Lingua: en

Keywords Dravidian Motion Event Typology South Asian Languages Agglutinative languages Telugu


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