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A cognitive semantic account of the prefix uz in Croatian 191-218

Ljiljana Šarić
E-mail: ljiljana.saric@ilos.uio.no
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4373-9182
University of Oslo

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Abstract: This article examines the meaning of the prefix uz in Croatian. First, I examine this prefix in nouns, adverbs, complex prepositions, and adjectives, and in the following sections I look at the verbal prefix uz . After identifying a few subgroups of verbs prefixed with uz in contexts of upward motion, an examination of paths of meaning extensions into domains that seem less related to upward motion follows, along with an analysis of the constructional behavior of a representative motion verb prefixed with uz-. The main question traced throughout the analy-sis is how the central meaning of upward motion relates to other meanings of the prefix.
prefixes, spatial meanings, uz- in Croatian, upward motion, metaphorical extensions,
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