On the Semantics of Constructions Expressing Body Part Movements



Year of publication 1989
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Brno Studies in English
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Linguistics
Keywords semantics; body part movements
Description The paper demonstrates that the (un)intentionality of body part movements is an outcome of the following factors: the semantic content of the verb and the body part, the grammatical structure of the sentence, the character of the causative chain, the speakers point of view and specific stylistic strategy.

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