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Université de Fribourg

Multilingual communication

Berthele, Raphael

In: Verbal Communication, 2016, p. 429-446

Verbal communication involving more than one language is widespread, both historically and geographically. This chapter provides an overview of multilingual ‘regimes’ of communication, covering different phenomena such as lingua franca communication or receptive multilingualism. The chapter discusses the consequences of multilingual language use as an institutionalized pattern for individual...

Université de Fribourg

Disentangling manner and path : Evidence from varieties of German and Romance

Berthele, Raphael

The standard theory of lexicalization patterns in the encoding of motion events (STLP in the remainder of this chapter; cf. Talmy 1985; Slobin 1996b; Talmy 2000, 2009) has been used in such a great number of research projects in the past two decades that its extensive introduction is superfluous. However, in this contribution I argue that that some of the claims of ‘mainstream’ STLP research...