“The Ridge Went North”: Did the Observer Go as Well? Corpus-driven Investigation of Fictive Motion

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Thursday Sep 29   11:30 AM to 11:50 AM (20 minutes)
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fictive motionroute descriptionmountaineering
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Fictive motion (e.g., “The ridge went north”) can refer to both dynamic (observer is moving) and static (observer is mentally/visually scanning) scenes. Using a corpus of digitized Alpine Journal, we extract fictive motion constructions and compare those representing static and dynamic scenes. According to our findings, some of the verbs appear exclusively in static (or dynamic) scenes, while others can be found in both and thus require broader context for the correct annotation. The results can be seen as a step towards the automatic itinerary reconstruction from texts, similar to our corpus.
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University of Zurich
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Department of Geography, University of Zurich
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