Liane Ströbel

Andrea Bellavia: Force Change Schemas and Excessive Actions: How High-Level Cognitive Operations Constrain Aspect in Idiomatic Constructions

Aspectuality has been claimed to be determined by the same principles in both literal and idiomatic readings of equivalent structures. In this paper, we analyze the English V one’s BODY PART out/off idioms which correspond to a pattern of intensive meaning construction involving a change in the interpretation of the aspectual classes of their VPs. This class of idiomatic constructions denotes systematically a change of location undergone by a body part at the source domain which is metaphorically projected into the target domain which denotes an event carried out in an intensive fashion. The ac- tivation of metaphorical modes of thought is the foundation of the two-level integration model advanced here as a semantic compositional representation (semantic pole) of the idiomatic constructions. The model, blended in nature, gives rise to emergent structures which are foregrounded with respect to the unitary integration process. The interac- tion between the cognitive operations involved in the construction of the final idiomatic meaning is argued to motivate the shifts toward atelicity of the idioms analyzed.


  1. Michiel van Elk: Preface
  2. Liane Ströbel: What’s so fascinating about Sensory-Motor Concepts?
  3. Liane Ströbel: Sensory-Motor Concepts and Language
  4. Liane Ströbel: The Diversity of Sensory-Motor Concepts and its Implications
  5. Liane Ströbel: Sensory-Motor Concepts and Perception
  6. Raymond W. Gibbs: Experimental and Corpus Studies on Embodied Metaphoric Meaning 
  7. Valentina Cuccio: Inferential Communication in the Embodied Language Paradigm
  8. Johann-Mattis List, Anselm Terhalle and Daniel Schulzek: Traces of Embodiment in Chinese Character Formation A Frame Approach to the Interaction of Writing, Speaking, and Meaning 
  9. Wolfgang G. Müller: Motion and Emotion. The application of sensory-motor concepts to the representation of emotion in literature 
  10. Gerard Steen: Sensory-Motor Concepts and Metaphor in Usage
  11. Ralf Naumann: Dynamics in the Brain and Dynamic Frame Theory for Action Verbs
  12. Sander Lestrade: The place of Place (according to spatial case)
  13. Andrea Bellavia: Force Change Schemas and Excessive Actions: How High-Level Cognitive Operations Constrain Aspect in Idiomatic Constructions 
  14. Lionel Brunel, Denis Brouillet, Rémy Versace: The Sensory Nature of Knowledge
  15. Martin V.Bütz and Daniel Zöllner: Towards Grounding Compositional Concept Structures in Self-organizing Neural Encodings
  16. Alex Tillas: Grounding Cognition: The Role of Language in Thinking 
  17. Olaf Hauk: Postface