The spatial adjunct in Middle Egyptian: data from the Coffin Texts

Gracia Zamacona, C. (2010) The spatial adjunct in Middle Egyptian: data from the Coffin Texts. In: Lahn, M. K. and Schröter, M.-G. (eds.) Raumdimensionen im Altertum: Zum spatial turn in den Kulturwissenschaften. Series: MOSAIKjournal (1). Gorgias Press: Piscataway, NJ, pp. 221-258. ISBN 9781611439557

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Abstract

This paper aims to describe the spatial adjunct (SA) of motion verbs in the Middle Egyptian of the Coffi n Texts. Verbs expressing both position and displacement are understood here as “motion verbs” . After a brief presentation of the corpus and methodological approach, a basic theoretical framework is proposed, followed by a description of the spatial adjunct in the domain of the verbal sentence. Notions of interior space, the nature of space and limited/ unlimited space are analysed, showing their relevance to the subject under study. This is followed b y some theoretical reflections on the valential position of the spatial adjunct and its closeness to direct and indirect objects. In this respect, G. Lazard’s concept of “objectal zone” seems to be very useful. Finally, the resulting twelve spatial functio ns are illustrated with their respective tables, showing the prepositions used according to the criteria imposed on the description.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gracia Zamacona, Dr Carlos
Authors: Gracia Zamacona, C.
College/School:University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division
Publisher:Gorgias Press
ISBN:9781611439557
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Gorgias Press
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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