[Lingtyp] ‘hither’ and ‘thither’

Nigel Vincent nigel.vincent at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Dec 29 21:49:29 UTC 2021

For those who know Italian I can also recommend Davide Ricca 'I verbi deittici di movimento in Europa: una ricerca interlinguistica', Florence, La Nuova Italia, 1993.

Professor Nigel Vincent, FBA MAE
Professor Emeritus of General & Romance Linguistics
The University of Manchester

Linguistics & English Language
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester

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Rita Finkbeiner 2015. The grammar and pragmatics of N hin, N her (‘N thither, N hither’) in German. Pragmatics and Society 6(1):89–116

Hartmut Haberland

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Emne: Re: [Lingtyp] ‘hither’ and ‘thither’

Dear Sergey,

Here are some references.

Devos, ‪Maud, Jenneke van der Wal. 2014. 'COME' and 'GO' off the Beaten Grammaticalization Path. Berlin: ‪Walter de Gruyter.

Goddard, Cliff. 1997. The semantics of coming and going. Pragmatics 7: 147-162. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/prag.7.2.02god

Matsumoto Y., Akita K., Takahashi K. 2017. The functional nature of deictic verbs and the coding patterns of Deixis: An experimental study in English, Japanese and Thai. – Ibarretxe-Antuñano I. (ed.). Motion and space across languages. Theory and applications. Amsterdam: John Benjamins: 95–122.

Nintemann, Julia, Maja Robbers and Nicole Hober. 2020. Here – Hither – Hence and Related Categories: A Cross-linguistic Study. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110672640

Wälchli, Bernhard. 2006. Come and Go. Deictic and pseudodeictic motion verbs. Handout, can be found online.

Wilkins, D., & Hill, D. 1995. When “go” means “come”: Questioning the basicness of basic motion verbs. Cognitive Linguistics, 6(2/3), 209–259. doi: 10.1515/cogl.1995.6.2-3.209



Yo Matsumoto
Professor, NINJAL (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)

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