Put project: The cross-linguistic encoding of placement events
Bowerman, M., Gullberg, M., Majid, A., & Narasimhan, B.
Put project: The cross-linguistic encoding of placement events. In A. Majid (Ed.
), Field Manual Volume 9
(pp. 10-24). Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. doi:10.17617/2.492916.
How similar are the event concepts encoded by different languages? So far, few event domains have been investigated in any detail. The PUT project extends the systematic cross-linguistic exploration of event categorisation to a new domain, that of placement events (putting things in places and removing them from places). The goal of this task is to explore cross-linguistic universality and variability in the semantic categorisation of placement events (e.g., ‘putting a cup on the table’).