A Multimodal View of Aspectuality in Oral Narratives (Slovo #4) (Hardcover)

A Multimodal View of Aspectuality in Oral Narratives (Slovo #4) By Nicole Richter (Editor), Valeriia Denisova Cover Image

A Multimodal View of Aspectuality in Oral Narratives (Slovo #4) (Hardcover)


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The book focuses on event boundedness which can be expressed in the aspectual distinction (perfective and imperfective) and on kinesthetic level between gestures that include one or several energy impulses (bounded) and smooth gestures (unbounded). The correlation of verbal and gestural expression of event boundedness is studied on the basis of oral narratives produced by Russian L1, French L1 and (Russians as) French L2 speakers. The results reveal differences in event construal in multimodal terms by speakers of different languages. Overall, the book gives insight into not only the category of aspect, but also the ways in which it is realized in spontaneous oral narratives, and more generally: event construal on the verbal and gestural levels.

Valeriia Denisova studied linguistics and foreign language teaching in Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU). Further on, she obtained a PhD, doing a double degree in MSLU and VU Amsterdam. Her research is conducted in the framework of cognitive linguistics and multimodal communication.
Product Details ISBN: 9783631787939
ISBN-10: 3631787936
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: September 19th, 2019
Pages: 206
Language: English
Series: Slovo