The Concept of Path in Telic Events with Verbs of Manner of Motion

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The paper deals with the types of path in telic (end-bounded) motion events expressed by means of verbs which encode a manner of locomotion. It shows that the character of path is linked in principled ways with the character of telic motion. Deriving from verbal semantics and the semantics of noun phrases designating a locus, it identifies four types of the construal of the path, with each type displaying a specific internal structure.


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