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What gestures reveal about the development of semantic distinctions in Dutch children's placement verbs

Placement verbs describe every-day events like putting a toy in a box. Dutch uses two semi-obligatory caused posture verbs (leggen ‘lay’ and zetten ‘set/stand’) to distinguish between events based on whether the located object is placed horizontally or vertically. Although prevalent in... Full description

1st Person: Gullberg, Marianne
Additional Persons: Narasimhan, Bhuvana
Source: in: Cognitive Linguistics (2010), Vol. 21 (2), p. 239-262
Type of Publication: Article
Published: 2010
Keywords: gesture > verb semantics > Dutch > language development > caused motion > placement > first language acquisition
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