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Reconstructing verb meaning in a second language: How English speakers of L2 Dutch talk and gesture about placement

This study examines to what extent English speakers of L2 Dutch reconstruct the meanings of placement verbs when moving from a general L1 verb of caused motion (put) to two specific caused posture verbs (zetten/leggen ‘set/lay’) in the L2 and whether the existence of low-frequency cognate... Full description

1st Person: Gullberg, Marianne
Source: in: Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2009), Vol. 7, p. 221-245
Type of Publication: Article
Published: 2009
Keywords: second language acquisition > gesture > verb meaning > event representation > placement > caused motion
Online: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_articles.cgi?bookid=ARCL%207&artid=592129343
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