THE ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES UNIVERSITY LUCKNOW CAMPUS
**PROF. R.N BAKSHI
Authors: Modhala Veerababu, Prof. R.N Bakshi
ABSTRACT: The present work is an attempt at a semantic analysis of a set of verbs of motion in English and Telugu.characterizing the semantic organization of the motion situation these verbs operate in, and the approach adopted in the present study, to the assumptions underlying such an approach and to its advantages as well as disadavantages.verbs of motion characterize a motion situation in which an entity moves from a source position to a goal position. The present study is concerned mainly with the semantic characterization of the motion situation which involves the semantic functions, Theme, Source, Goal, path and state of motion. The function ‘agent’, also participates in the motion situation if the situation is of a causative type, the situation is brought into existence as a result of the intention of a volitional entity.In Section-1 an attempts investigate into the directional verbs of movement and non- directional verbs of movement the verbs of movement which are directionally oriented constitute the feature ‘Locomotion’ (place of displacement) in common. The semantic study of these verbs can be attempted into class 1 directional verbs and the second phase throws light on various means of movement verbs grouped into class 2 directional verbs.
Key Words: Semantics, Theoretical Linguistics, Thematic roles, Motion Verbs, Semantic Functions