What language says about the psychology of events

Raffaella Folli, Heidi B Harley

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Abstract

Despite the variety of verb meanings, linguistic research on their syntax and semantics has shown that they can be categorized into a finite and surprisingly small number of event types. More recently, research in the psycholinguistics of language acquisition and processing has emphasized the relevance of event type. The wider implication of these findings is that the conceptual fluidity of verbal concepts is confined by the fundamental structures of mental grammar, shedding light on this important interface between cognition and syntactic organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-92
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Volume10
Issue number3
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StatePublished - Mar 2006

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What language says about the psychology of events. / Folli, Raffaella; Harley, Heidi B.

In: Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 3, 03.2006, p. 91-92.

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