Birgit Hellwig

List of John Benjamins publications for which Birgit Hellwig plays a role.

Title

Caused Accompanied Motion: Bringing and taking events in a cross-linguistic perspective

Edited by Anna Margetts, Sonja Riesberg and Birgit Hellwig

[Typological Studies in Language, 134] 2022. viii, 437 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Semantics | Theoretical linguistics | Typology

Articles

Hellwig, Birgit 2024 Chapter 9. Caused accompanied motion in a direction: bring and take in Katla (Niger-Congo, Sudan)Predication in African Languages, Essegbey, James and Enoch O. Aboh (eds.), pp. 238–262 | Chapter
The concepts bring and take belong to a semantic domain that can be characterized as events of caused accompanied motion in a direction. This contribution investigates the expression of this domain in Katla (Niger-Congo; Sudan) within a corpus of naturalistic data, shows that Katla employs… read more
Hellwig, Birgit 2022 Expressing events of directed caused accompanied motion in QaqetCaused Accompanied Motion: Bringing and taking events in a cross-linguistic perspective, Margetts, Anna, Sonja Riesberg and Birgit Hellwig (eds.), pp. 341–368 | Chapter
This chapter investigates the expression of directed caused accompanied motion (directed CAM) events in Qaqet, a Baining language of Papua New Guinea. Qaqet employs a complex CAM expression that consists of an intransitive motion verb plus valency-changing elements, and the chapter describes… read more
Hellwig, Birgit and Dagmar Jung 2022 Events of caused accompanied motion in Qaqet and Dëne Sųłıné child language corporaCaused Accompanied Motion: Bringing and taking events in a cross-linguistic perspective, Margetts, Anna, Sonja Riesberg and Birgit Hellwig (eds.), pp. 397–434 | Chapter
This chapter investigates the expression of directed caused accompanied motion (directed CAM) events in child language corpora of Qaqet (a Papuan language of Papua New Guinea) and Dëne Sųłıné (a Dene language of Canada). Both languages employ complex CAM expressions. The chapter briefly… read more
Hellwig, Birgit, Anna Margetts, Sonja Riesberg and Melanie Schippling 2022 Bringing and taking: A cross-linguistic perspective on caused accompanied motion eventsCaused Accompanied Motion: Bringing and taking events in a cross-linguistic perspective, Margetts, Anna, Sonja Riesberg and Birgit Hellwig (eds.), pp. 1–41 | Chapter
This chapter proposes a typology of expressions of directed caused accompanied motion (directed CAM): it introduces and defines this semantic domain, presents the corpus-based methodology used by the authors of this volume, and gives an overview of the results. It shows that directed CAM… read more
Hellwig, Birgit 2019 Grammatical relations in KatlaArgument Selectors: A new perspective on grammatical relations, Witzlack-Makarevich, Alena and Balthasar Bickel (eds.), pp. 511–531 | Chapter
This chapter describes grammatical relations in Katla, a Niger-Congo language of Sudan. Katla exhibits a close match between semantic and syntactic valency, and monovalent, bivalent and trivalent verbs can be distinguished by their ability to occur with one, two or three unmarked arguments… read more
Schneider-Blum, Gertrud and Birgit Hellwig 2018 Reference tracking in Tima and its interplay with split ergative markingStudies in Language 42:4, pp. 970–993 | Article
Tima, a Niger-Congo language of the Sudan, shows signs of split ergativity. If its constituent order deviates from the basic AVO order to OVA order, the postverbal agent is formally marked, unlike preverbal agents. A direct object, regardless of its position relative to the verb, is never marked. read more
A central goal of language documentation is to create corpora that are multipurpose and can be used to investigate topics that they were not intended for. Such corpora have started to increasingly become available over the past few years. This contribution takes a language documentation perspective… read more
Hellwig, Birgit 2010 Meaning and translation in linguistic fieldworkStudies in Language 34:4, pp. 802–831 | Article
This paper is set within the context of semantic typology, focusing on the collection of semantic data during fieldwork on under-described languages. The study explores central issues of meaning and translation through the example of the investigation of the lexical meaning and part of speech of… read more