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Grammaticized Concepts and Event Conceptualization in Language Production

By Mary Carroll and Monique Flecken


analyses; grammatical aspect The area under focus in the present study relates to the concept of temporal aspect, i.e. the perspective under which temporal properties of an event are presented in language. The study investigates language-specific differences in patterns of attention in language production when temporal concepts are expressed by grammatical means, in contrast to languages that express similar concepts by lexical means. Focus is placed on the phase of conceptualization (Levelt, 1989) in language production, i.e., the phase in which speakers prepare information for expression. The findings show that message preparation is language-specific and linked to concepts that are grammaticized (v. Stutterheim & Nüse, 2003; Carroll, v. Stutterheim & Nüse, 2004). Language-specific patterns in event conceptualization are i

Topics: Event conceptualization, eye tracking, crosslinguistic
Year: 2014
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