Book Launch : Associated Motion

Book Launch : Associated Motion

Associated Motion. Edited by Antoine Guillaume and Harold Koch (Empirical Approaches to Language Typology 64), Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. 2021.

Please join us and help celebrate this landmark publication on a grammatical topic which, from its genesis here at ANU, is now becoming accepted as relevant to many languages around the world.

This is a hybrid event, it will be held both in person and online via Zoom. To gain tickets for the the in person venue, please click the "Register Now" button to be taken to the Eventbrite page for the book launch. The Zoom details, for those that cannot attend in person, can be found on the eventbrite page also.

Light refreshments will be provided.

About this book

This volume is the first book-length presentation of the grammatical category of Associated Motion. It provides a framework for understanding a grammatical phenomenon which, though present in many languages, has gone unrecognized until recently. Previously known primarily from languages of Australia and South America, grammatical AM marking has now been identified in languages from most parts of the world (except Europe) and is becoming an important topic in linguistic typology. The chapters provide a thorough introduction to the subject, discussion of the relation between AM and related grammatical concepts, detailed descriptions of AM in a wide range of the world’s languages, and surveys of AM in particular language families and areas.

“This is an excellent volume, bound to become a classic in the field.” --Jean-Christophe Verstraete, series editor, Empirical Approaches to Language Typology

ANU connections

• Grammatical category proposed by Harold Koch, and further developed by ANU students, in 1980s, based on languages of central Australia

• Book developed out of “Workshop on Associated Motion” at Association for Linguistic Typology conference, Canberra, December 2017

• ANU contributors: Harold Koch, Lauren Reed, David Osgarby, Dineke Schokkin

Date & time

Fri 25 Jun 2021, 5pm


Theatre 1 (APCD Lecture Theatre), Hedley Bull (Building #130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, Australian National University.


Danielle Barth, School of School of Culture, History & Language, ANU
Harold Koch, SLLL, ANU
Antoine Guillaume, Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, CNRS and Université Lumière Lyon 2, France


Rosey Billington


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