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The Path to Neutralization: Image Schemas and Prefixed Motion Verbs

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Author(s): Tore Nesset

Journal: Poljarnyj Vestnik
ISSN 1500-7502

Volume: 10;
Start page: 61;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Russian | language | verb of motion | image schema | cognitive linguistics

ABSTRACT
This paper investigates the path image schema in Russian motion verbs. It is argued that this image schema provides a principled explanation why Russian has a contrast between unidirectional and non-directional unprefixed motion verbs, but no such contrast for prefixed verbs.
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