Leaders : Patrick Caudal, Guillaume Jacques

This research project is devoted to the typology of associated movement (Koch 1984; Wilkins 1991) and associated posture (Enfield 2002), with an emphasis on areal typological approaches (Austronesian, Australian, Sino-Tibetan languages, Niger-Congo, in particular). Associated posture and associated movement will be understood here in the broadest possible sense, i.e., ranging from dedicated lexical classes to specifically grammatical phenomena – whether related to particles, clitics, or affixes. Relations between associated posture / associated movement and description of events will be more specifically targeted. In many languages of the world, in fact, these categories are linked e.g. to serial verb systems, TAM auxiliaries/ verbal periphrases, etc.