On the typology of motion events in Aymara

Autori

  • Annamaria Bartolotta Università degli Studi di Palermo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13130/1972-9901/15408

Parole chiave:

Talmy’s framing typology, lexicalization patterns, manner salience, complex-path, boundary-crossing

Abstract

This paper investigates the lexicalization pattern of motion events in Aymara, an Andean language spoken in Bolivia, Peru, and Chile. After providing a description of the morphosyntax of translational motion events, this study aims at a preliminary typological classification of Aymara within the framework of Talmy’s typology (Talmy 2000). With this purpose, three diagnostic tests have been used to determine the basic framing-typology of motion events. These tests consider i) the size of manner-of-motion lexicon and, more broadly, the degree of manner salience, ii) the complex-path constructions and the use of ‘plus-ground’ clauses, iii) the expression of boundary-crossing. The results of this analysis are in line with predictions of expected values according to Talmian typology, and suggest that Aymara is a predominantly satellite-framed language.

##submission.downloads##

Pubblicato

2021-04-13

Fascicolo

Sezione

Articoli