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Pragmantax II

Zum aktuellen Stand der Linguistik und ihrer Teildisziplinen- Akten des 43. Linguistischen Kolloquiums in Magdeburg 2008- The Present State of Linguistics and its Sub-Disciplines- Proceedings of the 43 rd Linguistics Colloquium, Magdeburg


Edited By Katrin Schöpe, Renate Belentschikow, Angelika Bergien and Armin Burkhardt

Dieser Band vereinigt 63 Beiträge in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache. Er repräsentiert ein breites Spektrum an Themen und Erkenntnissen aus verschiedenen Bereichen der Linguistik und versucht damit eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme des Faches. Die Beiträge widmen sich Fragestellungen aus den Gebieten der Grammatik, Semantik, Text- und Diskurspragmatik sowie der Angewandten Linguistik. Aufsätze zur kontrastiven Linguistik und zur Fremdsprachendidaktik runden den Band ab.
This volume contains the revised versions of 63 papers, written in German, English and French. It considers a broad spectrum of topics and findings from various areas of linguistics and thereby offers a critical review of the field. The authors address questions ranging from grammar, semantics, text and discourse pragmatics to issues from the field of applied linguistics. The volume is concluded by studies on contrastive linguistics and foreign language pedagogy.
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Entraining Metaphors in the English Resultative Constructions


Natalya Schmidt, Trier

1 Introductory remarks

In the domain of human cognitive representation of causation, two fundamental forms have been identified by A. Michotte (1963), called entraining and launching in accordance with the corresponding basic causal perceptual impressions in caused motion scenes.

Those basic forms of causation of movement give rise to derived causative structures as a result of different cognitive processes (metaphorization, metonymy, conceptual blending, ...), which in natural language can be reflected by different means of expression; cf. Shibatani & Pardeshi (2001).

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