Towards a Lexical Typology of 'Flying' and 'Jumping'

10 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2015

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Vladimir Plungian

Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) - V.V. Vinogradov Russian Language Institute

Ekaterina Rakhilina

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: December 29, 2015

Abstract

This paper focuses on some lexical properties of two groups of verbs in the languages of the world, without trying to provide an exhaustive typological description of these groups. The first group includes the verbs of movement through air (verbs of ‘flying’); the other includes those verbs that designate temporary separation from a supporting surface (verbs of ‘jumping’).

Keywords: lexical semantics, lexical typology, verbs of motion, flying, jumping, falling

JEL Classification: Z

Suggested Citation

Plungian, Vladimir and Rakhilina, Ekaterina, Towards a Lexical Typology of 'Flying' and 'Jumping' (December 29, 2015). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 41/LNG/2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2709050 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2709050

Vladimir Plungian

Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) - V.V. Vinogradov Russian Language Institute ( email )

18/2 Volkhonka str
Moscow, 119019
Russia

Ekaterina Rakhilina (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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