Symbols of Spatial Representation across Languages: From English Phrasal Verbs to Hindi Complex Predicates

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Pursotam Kumar,
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India

Sanjukta Ghosh,
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India

DOI: 10.47298/cala2022.6-3
The GLOCAL Proceedings:  The GLOCAL Conference in Asia 2022


This paper addresses the issue of cross-linguistic representations of spatial experiences involving two events or states. We observe how these events are mapped onto some conceptual image schemas and the event integration of an image schema transformation in cognition. The events concern the motion of a perceived body, the change of state after some process, and a realized state after a causative event. The paper takes examples of these event integrations from English phrasal verbs, and shows how they are realized as similar events in Hindi by the use of compound verbs and complex predicates including causative forms.

Keywords: Complex spatial events, image schemas, event integration, phrasal verbs, complex predicates.


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