Dialectologia, Volume (15), No (15), Year (2015-7) , Pages (87-110)

Title : ( Semantic Classification of Ilami Kurdish Verbs of Motion )

Authors: Amir Karimi pour , Ali Izanloo ,

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In this paper, we aim to analyze some of the most common Ilami motion verbs taken from Ilami native individuals to represent the semantic features of such verbs. In pursuit of this goal, we analyze Ilami dialect data through Slobin’s (2000) theoretical framework which definitely concentrates on Manner in motion verbs. Results reveal that Ilami Kurdish enjoys a wide range of verbs describing different motion events. Interestingly, some of these verbs are solely used to describe human movements, while others describe animals or other entities motions. It can be said that Slobin’s (2000) classification of motion verbs is to a great extent applicable to Ilami motion verbs, however there are still novel classes seen in Ilami, as “Continual motions”, “Falling motions” and “Rolling motions”, not found in the aforementioned classification.


, Semantics, Human Motion, Animal Motion, Manner, Ilami Kurdish
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author = {Karimi Pour, Amir and Izanloo, Ali},
title = {Semantic Classification of Ilami Kurdish Verbs of Motion},
journal = {Dialectologia},
year = {2015},
volume = {15},
number = {15},
month = {July},
issn = {2013-2247},
pages = {87--110},
numpages = {23},
keywords = {Semantics; Human Motion; Animal Motion; Manner; Ilami Kurdish},


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%A Karimi Pour, Amir
%A Izanloo, Ali
%J Dialectologia
%@ 2013-2247
%D 2015