Anetta Kopecka

List of John Benjamins publications for which Anetta Kopecka plays a role.


Source-Goal (a)symmetries across languages

Edited by Anetta Kopecka and Marine Vuillermet

Special issue of Studies in Language 45:1 (2021) v, 275 pp.
Subjects Functional linguistics | Theoretical linguistics | Typology

Events of Putting and Taking: A crosslinguistic perspective

Edited by Anetta Kopecka and Bhuvana Narasimhan

[Typological Studies in Language, 100] 2012. xv, 371 pp.
Subjects Semantics | Typology


Taremaa, Piia and Anetta Kopecka 2023 Manner of motion in Estonian: A descriptive account of speedStudies in Language 47:1, pp. 32–78 | Article
Recent decades have witnessed an increasing interest in motion events resulting in thorough knowledge about expressions of manner. However, the individual dimensions of manner of motion have been investigated less extensively. In this study, we focus on one particular dimension of manner: speed.… read more
Lamarre, Christine, Alice Vittrant, Anetta Kopecka, Sylvie Voisin, Noëllie Bon, Benjamin Fagard, Colette Grinevald, Claire Moyse-Faurie, Annie Risler, Jin-Ke Song, Adeline Tan and Clément Voirin 2022 Chapter 4. Deictic directionals revisited in the light of advances in typologyNeglected Aspects of Motion-Event Description: Deixis, asymmetries, constructions, Sarda, Laure and Benjamin Fagard (eds.), pp. 69–94 | Chapter
This study explores the issue of Associated Motion (hereafter AM) in five languages spoken in Africa and Asia. We investigate grammatical morphemes whose function is to add a motion process to the event encoded in the verb expressing the main (non-motion) event, and to specify the temporal… read more
Fagard, Benjamin and Anetta Kopecka 2021 Source/Goal (a)symmetry: A comparative study of German and PolishSource-Goal (a)symmetries across languages, Kopecka, Anetta and Marine Vuillermet (eds.), pp. 130–171 | Article
This paper compares the expression of Source and Goal in German and Polish, on the basis of descriptions elicited with a series of video clips. As satellite-framed languages (Talmy 1985, 2000), both German and Polish mainly rely on grammatical morphemes to encode Path of motion with respect to… read more
Kopecka, Anetta and Marine Vuillermet 2021 Source-Goal (a)symmetries across languages: Goal (a)symmetries across languagesSource-Goal (a)symmetries across languages, Kopecka, Anetta and Marine Vuillermet (eds.), pp. 2–35 | Introduction
Bach, Xavier, Anetta Kopecka and Benjamin Fagard 2019 Complex color denomination in French and OccitanLexicalization patterns in color naming: A cross-linguistic perspective, Raffaelli, Ida, Daniela Katunar and Barbara Kerovec (eds.), pp. 213–236 | Chapter
In this chapter, we investigate color naming in French and Occitan. It is well known that French, compared to other Romance languages, has a tendency to be very analytic. This raises the following question: do speakers of French and other Romance languages (here, Occitan) differ in morphological… read more
Raffaelli, Ida, Jan Chromý and Anetta Kopecka 2019 Lexicalization patterns in color naming in Croatian, Czech, and PolishLexicalization patterns in color naming: A cross-linguistic perspective, Raffaelli, Ida, Daniela Katunar and Barbara Kerovec (eds.), pp. 269–286 | Chapter
The goal of this chapter is to identify and describe strategies speakers of Croatian, Czech, and Polish use in color naming. The findings are based on the data from the cross-linguistic project Evolution of Semantic Systems (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Netherlands). Croatian,… read more
Kopecka, Anetta 2017 Source-oriented and Goal-oriented events in Old and Modern FrenchSpace in Diachrony, Luraghi, Silvia, Tatiana Nikitina and Chiara Zanchi (eds.), pp. 305–328 | Chapter
In the development from Old to Modern French one of the changes involves a morphosyntactic reorganization of the expression of Path of motion. Old French had several micro-systems to express Path including verb prefixes and verb particles. However, their productivity has decreased over the… read more
Kopecka, Anetta 2013 Describing motion events in Old and Modern French: Discourse effects of a typological changeVariation and Change in the Encoding of Motion Events, Goschler, Juliana and Anatol Stefanowitsch (eds.), pp. 163–184 | Article
French, like the other Romance languages, has evolved from a satelliteframed type wherein Path of motion is preferentially expressed in a verb satellite (either a prefix or a particle) to a verb-framed type wherein Path is preferentially expressed in the verb. Based on translations from Old to… read more
Kopecka, Anetta 2012 Semantic granularity of placement and removal expressions in PolishEvents of Putting and Taking: A crosslinguistic perspective, Kopecka, Anetta and Bhuvana Narasimhan (eds.), pp. 327–348 | Article
This chapter explores the expression of placement (or Goal-oriented) and removal (or Source-oriented) events by speakers of Polish (a West Slavic language). Its aim is to investigate the hypothesis known as ‘Source/Goal asymmetry’ according to which languages tend to favor the expression of Goals… read more
Narasimhan, Bhuvana, Anetta Kopecka, Melissa F. Bowerman, Marianne Gullberg and Asifa Majid 2012 Putting and taking events: A crosslinguistic perspectiveEvents of Putting and Taking: A crosslinguistic perspective, Kopecka, Anetta and Bhuvana Narasimhan (eds.), pp. 1–18 | Article
Kopecka, Anetta 2010 Chapter 9. Motion events in Polish: Lexicalization patterns and the description of MannerNew Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion, Hasko, Victoria and Renee Perelmutter (eds.), pp. 225–246 | Article
This chapter investigates the expression of motion events in Polish (a satellite-framed language) and examines the semantic granularity of Manner in the descriptions of motion in written prose. It shows that despite its typological similarity to English in encoding Manner in the main verb and Path… read more
Kopecka, Anetta 2006 The semantic structure of motion verbs in French: Typological perspectivesSpace in Languages: Linguistic Systems and Cognitive Categories, Hickmann, Maya † and Stéphane Robert (eds.), pp. 83–101 | Article