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Motion: spatial variation of one or more observed or not observed objects in time. Problems arising in connection with attribution or withdrawal of predicates. See also change, temporal identity, process, flux, vectors.
 
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Gärdenfors I 9
Motion/Image/Langacker/Gärdenfors: (Langacker, 1987, Reprint 1999 p. 311): how can motion be shown in a picture? In Langacker's example by two lines: a) for a figure that points at an obstacle - this obstacle is mapped three times. b) the three adjacent images of the obstacle are connected by a second line for the time sequence.
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I 10
If this image stands for "rise", it can be easily reinterpreted into a picture for "mountaineer" without changing anything in the image. This transformation can be seen as a change in the focus.

Langa I
Ronald W. Langacker
Foundations of Cognitive Grammar Stanford, CA 1999


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29