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English and Polish post-verbal complementation: A study in cognitive contrastive semantics
English and Polish post-verbal complementation: A study in cognitive contrastive semantics

Author(s): Agnieszka Kaleta
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Semantics, Cognitive linguistics, Western Slavic Languages
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The present study presents a contrastive analysis of English and Polish clausal complementation as it occurs in post-verbal position. It draws on functional and cognitive linguistic approaches to complementation, according to which the distribution of complement patterns is not random or arbitrary but semantically motivated. Using Givón’s theory of semantic binding and cognitive linguistic theories of complementation as tertium comparationis, the study investigates the cross-linguistic validity of these theories, demonstrating that while the binding theory is a cross linguistic phenomenon (with some coding differences), the construals encoded by schematic meanings of complement constructions tend to show some language-specific properties.

  • Page Range: 39-53
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English