Journal title PARADIGMI
Author/s Giulia Andrighetto
Publishing Year 2009 Issue 2009/2 Language Italian
Pages 10 P. 113-122 File size 70 KB
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Language Universals and Grammatical Categories - In this paper I explore the consistency of an idea of language structures as both universal in their nature and empirical in their genesis. To this aim, I assume the theory of the parts of speech as a case study. I proceed from a brief historical reconstruction of 20th-century theories of grammatical categories to an analysis of the semantics of the parts of speech, with particular emphasis on Ronald Langacker’s philosophy of grammar. Finally I focus on the theory of prepositions in order to explore the relations between language and perception and the function of perceptual schemas at the basis of linguistic categories.
Keywords: Linguistic universals, Parts of speech, Perceptual schemas, Cognitive linguistics, Prepositions, Philosophy of grammar.
Parole chiave: Universali linguistici, Parti del discorso, Schemi percettivi, Linguistica cognitiva, Preposizioni, Filosofia della grammatica.
Giulia Andrighetto, Universali linguistici e categorie grammaticali in "PARADIGMI" 2/2009, pp 113-122, DOI: 10.3280/PARA2009-002010