Typological Studies in Word and Sentence Prosody

Typological Studies in Word and Sentence Prosody

This collection strengthens the integrated approach by studying tone and intonation within a common framework, and by tracing their interaction in specific prosodic systems.

Author: Tomas Riad

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110207569

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 399

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Despite the recent advances in the integration of lexical tone and intonation in phonological theory, all too often the study of intonation and the study of lexical tone are viewed as belonging to different research traditions. This collection strengthens the integrated approach by studying tone and intonation within a common framework, and by tracing their interaction in specific prosodic systems. Some papers deal with the structural properties of lexical tone and intonation, while others focus on the historical development of prosodic systems. The volume also includes a re-evaluation of a classic paper on the typology of tone rules, and a survey of features signalling question intonation in African languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Typological Studies

Typological Studies

In this book, Cinque takes a generative perspective on typological questions relating to word order and to the syntax of relative clauses.

Author: Guglielmo Cinque

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317691242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

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In this book, Cinque takes a generative perspective on typological questions relating to word order and to the syntax of relative clauses. In particular, Cinque looks at: the position of the Head vis à vis the relative clause in relation to the position of the verb vis à vis his object; a general cross-linguistic analysis of correlatives; the need to distinguish a sentence-grammar, from a discourse-grammar, type of non-restrictives (with languages differing as to whether they possess both, one, the other, or neither); a selective type of extraction from relative clauses; and a tentative sketch of a more ample work in progress on a unified analysis of externally headed, internally headed, and headless relative clauses.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Estonian

Estonian

Author: Mati Erelt

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111384397

Category: Estonian language

Page:

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Categories: Estonian language

Typological Studies in Participation

Typological Studies in Participation

The series is meant as a forum for typologically minded investigations independent of the school of thought the authors adhere to. Monographs as well as collections of articles (sharing a common theme) are published in this series.

Author: Christian Lehmann

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050037024

Category: Typology (Linguistics)

Page: 188

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Studia Typologica is the companion series of the journal Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung/Language Typology and Universals (STUF). Studia Typologica publishes scholarly studies of high quality dedicated to promising new topics in the realm of general-comparative linguistics. The series especially welcomes contributions which argue on a solid empirical foundation, have a cross-linguistic orientation and raise new issues which are addressed in innovative ways. The series encourages work on understudied languages and understudied phenomena. Studia Typologica is also interested in areal-typological studies and research on the interface of language contact and language typology. The series is meant as a forum for typologically minded investigations independent of the school of thought the authors adhere to. Monographs as well as collections of articles (sharing a common theme) are published in this series. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed (double blind). The language of publication is English.
Categories: Typology (Linguistics)

Typological Studies in Negation

Typological Studies in Negation

This collection of articles offers descriptions of the negation system in 16 languages.

Author: Peter Kahrel

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027229199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

View: 762

This collection of articles offers descriptions of the negation system in 16 languages. As not much is known about negation systems in non-European languages, the first aim of the volume is to provide data on various aspects on negation; for all articles these data were collected on the basis of the same questionnaire.Most work on this subject deals with syntactic aspects of negation; this volume attempts to include pragmatic and semantic issues as well, such as the expression of negative indefinites, interaction of negation and quantifiers, the scope of negation, and the choice of a particular form of negation in cases where there are several ways to express this.For a number of less-known languages descriptions offering a wealth of data are presented here, and in the articles about well-studied languages, new data and analyses of more complicated issues are provided.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Typological Studies in Negation

Typological Studies in Negation

TYPOLOGICAL STUDIES IN LANGUAGE (TSL) A companion series to the journal “STUDIES IN LANGUAGE” Honorary Editor: Joseph H. Greenberg General Editor: T. Givon ...

Author: Peter Kahrel

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027275103

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

View: 893

This collection of articles offers descriptions of the negation system in 16 languages. As not much is known about negation systems in non-European languages, the first aim of the volume is to provide data on various aspects on negation; for all articles these data were collected on the basis of the same questionnaire. Most work on this subject deals with syntactic aspects of negation; this volume attempts to include pragmatic and semantic issues as well, such as the expression of negative indefinites, interaction of negation and quantifiers, the scope of negation, and the choice of a particular form of negation in cases where there are several ways to express this. For a number of less-known languages descriptions offering a wealth of data are presented here, and in the articles about well-studied languages, new data and analyses of more complicated issues are provided.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Flexible Word Classes

Flexible Word Classes

This book is the first major cross-linguistic study of 'flexible words', i.e. words that cannot be classified in terms of the traditional lexical categories Verb, Noun, Adjective or Adverb.

Author: Jan Rijkhoff

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191645471

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 198

This book is the first major cross-linguistic study of 'flexible words', i.e. words that cannot be classified in terms of the traditional lexical categories Verb, Noun, Adjective or Adverb. Flexible words can - without special morphosyntactic marking - serve in functions for which other languages must employ members of two or more of the four traditional, 'specialised' word classes. Thus, flexible words are underspecified for communicative functions like 'predicating' (verbal function), 'referring' (nominal function) or 'modifying' (a function typically associated with adjectives and e.g. manner adverbs). Even though linguists have been aware of flexible world classes for more than a century, the phenomenon has not played a role in the development of linguistic typology or modern grammatical theory. The current volume aims to address this gap by offering detailed studies on flexible word classes, investigating their properties and what it means for the grammar of a language to have such a word class. It includes new cross-linguistic studies of word class systems as well as original descriptive and theoretical contributions from authors with an expert knowledge of languages that have played - or should play - a role in the debate about flexible word classes, including Kharia, Riau Indonesian, Santali, Sri Lanka Malay, Lushootseed, Gooniyandi, and Late Archaic Chinese.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Tones and Tunes Typological studies in word and sentence prosody

Tones and Tunes  Typological studies in word and sentence prosody

This first volume of Tones and Tunes , subtitled Typological Studies in Word and Sentence Prosody , centers around three themes relating to the typology of ...

Author: Tomas Riad

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110190575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

View: 590

Despite the recent advances in the integration of lexical tone and intonation in phonological theory, all too often the study of intonation and the study of lexical tone are viewed as belonging to different research traditions. This collection strengthens the integrated approach by studying tone and intonation within a common framework, and by tracing their interaction in specific prosodic systems. Some papers deal with the structural properties of lexical tone and intonation, while others focus on the historical development of prosodic systems. The volume also includes a re-evaluation of a classic paper on the typology of tone rules, and a survey of features signalling question intonation in African languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Studies in Typology and Diachrony

Studies in Typology and Diachrony

The major thrust of Greenberg's work in the past three decades has been in the fusion of these two approaches to linguistic explanation into one, diachronic typology, the cross-linguistic analysis of languages as dynamic systems.This volume ...

Author: William A. Croft

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027278043

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

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Joseph H. Greenberg is a towering figure in late twentieth century linguistics. His major contributions in the field have been in the area of typology and universals, virtually launched by his paper on word order universals, and in diachronic linguistics. The major thrust of Greenberg's work in the past three decades has been in the fusion of these two approaches to linguistic explanation into one, diachronic typology, the cross-linguistic analysis of languages as dynamic systems.This volume honors Greenberg on the occasion of his 75th birthday. It opens with an introduction discussing Greenberg's work at length and a full bibliography of his publications. It contains ten papers in typology, diachronic theory and diachronic typology by some of the leading linguists working in the research tradition inspired by Greenberg's work.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Studies in Diachronic Synchronic and Typological Linguistics

Studies in Diachronic  Synchronic  and Typological Linguistics

TYPOLOGICAL STUDIES AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE INDO-EUROPEAN LARYNGEALS ALLAN R. BOMHARD Boston, Mass. 1. INTRODUCTION: 1.1. In a paper presented at the ...

Author:

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027235046

Category: Historical linguistics

Page: 994

View: 907

Categories: Historical linguistics

Studies in Diachronic Synchronic and Typological Linguistics

Studies in Diachronic  Synchronic  and Typological Linguistics

This two-volume collection of papers was brought together in honor of Oswald Szemerényi on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The volumes contain 70 papers, most of which deal with Indo-European (historical) linguistics.

Author: Bela Brogyanyi

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027281296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1008

View: 372

This two-volume collection of papers was brought together in honor of Oswald Szemerényi on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The volumes contain 70 papers, most of which deal with Indo-European (historical) linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Studies on Universal Grammar and Typological Variation

Studies on Universal Grammar and Typological Variation

The correlation between word order and ergativity (which is well known within typological studies in linguistics) has been largely ignored within generative ...

Author: Artemis Alexiadou

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027227348

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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The articles of the present volume consist of generative analyses dealing with several current topics of discussion and debate in syntactic theory, such as clitics, word order, scrambling, directionality, movement. The data in the volume are drawn from a number of typologically diverse languages (e.g. Arabic, Berber, Dutch, Gaelic, Greek, Malagasy).
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Benefactives and Malefactives

Benefactives and Malefactives

Preface -- List of contributors -- Introduction: benefaction and malefaction from a cross-linguistic perspective / Seppo Kittilä & Fernando Zúñiga -- Benefactive applicative periphrases: A typological approach / Denis Creissels -- Cross ...

Author: Fernando Zúñiga

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027206732

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

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Preface -- List of contributors -- Introduction: benefaction and malefaction from a cross-linguistic perspective / Seppo Kittilä & Fernando Zúñiga -- Benefactive applicative periphrases: A typological approach / Denis Creissels -- Cross-linguistic categorization of benefactives by event structure: A preliminary -- Framework for benefactive typology / Tomoko Yamashita Smith -- An areal and cross-linguistic study of benefactive and malefactive constructions / Paula Radetzky & Tomoko Smith -- The role of benefactives and related notions in the typology of purpose clauses / Karsten Schmidtke-Bode -- Benefactive and malefactive uses of Salish applicatives / Kaoru Kiyosawa & Donna B. Gerdts -- Beneficiaries and recipients in Toba (Guaycurú) / Marisa Censabella -- Benefactive and malefactive applicativization in Mapudungun / Fernando Zúñiga -- The benefactive semantic potential of 'caused reception' constructions: A case study of English, German, French, and Dutch / Timothy Colleman -- Beneficiary coding in Finnish / Seppo Kittilä -- Benefactives in Laz / René Lacroix -- Benefactive and malefactive verb extensions in the Koalib verb system / Nicolas Quint -- Benefactives and malefactives in Gumer (Gurage) / Sascha Völlmin -- A 'reflexive benefactive' in Chamba-Daka (Adamawa branch, Niger-Congo family) / Raymond Boyd -- Beneficiary and other roles of the dative in Taqshelhiyt / Christian J. Rapold -- Benefactive strategies in Thai / Mathias Jenny -- Korean benefactive particles and their meanings / Jae Jung Song -- Malefactivity in Japanese / Eijiro Tsuboi -- General index (names, languages, subjects)
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Miscellaneous Studies in Typology and Classification

Miscellaneous Studies in Typology and Classification

Thus we might say that the relevance of an attribute for inclusion in typological studies by archaeologists depends on its recognition as a culturally ...

Author: Anta M. White

Publisher: U OF M MUSEUM ANTHRO ARCHAEOLOGY

ISBN: 9781949098266

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 597

Categories: Social Science

Studies in African Linguistic Typology

Studies in African Linguistic Typology

The twenty-one papers that make up this volume reflect the broad perspective of African linguistic typology studies today.

Author: F. K. Erhard Voeltz

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027293572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

View: 116

The twenty-one papers that make up this volume reflect the broad perspective of African linguistic typology studies today. Where previous volumes would present language material from a very restricted area and perspective, the present contributions reflect the global interest and orientation of current African linguistic studies. The studies are nearly all implicational in nature. Based upon a detailed survey of a particular linguistic phenomenon in a given language or language area conclusions are drawn about the general nature about this phenomenon in the languages of Africa and beyond. They represent as such a first step that may ultimately lead to a more thorough understanding of African linguistic structures. This approach is well justified. Taking the other road, attempting to pick out linguistic details from often fairly superficially documented languages runs the risk that the data and its implications for the structure investigated might be misunderstood. Consequentially only very few studies of this nature giving the very broad perspective, the overview of a particular structure type covering the whole African continent are represented here.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Studies in Syntactic Typology

Studies in Syntactic Typology

The papers in this volume are revised versions of presentations at the conference on Language Universals and Language Typology in March 1985 at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Author: Michael Hammond

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027228918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

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The papers in this volume are revised versions of presentations at the conference on Language Universals and Language Typology in March 1985 at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. They include new proposals of universals, results of investigations to validate or refine previously proposed universal generalizations, and discussions concerning the explanation of universals. The volume will be of great interest to researchers in syntax and in language universals. In addition, scholars in pragmatics, philosophy of linguistics, psycholinguistics, anthropological linguistics and semantics will also find articles of interest in the book.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Typological Hierarchies in Synchrony and Diachrony

Typological Hierarchies in Synchrony and Diachrony

This book aims to explore in what ways the investigation of such processes can further our understanding of typological hierarchies.

Author: Sonia Cristofaro

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027264459

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 434

View: 558

Typological hierarchies are widely perceived as one of the most important results of research on language universals and linguistic diversity. Explanations for typological hierarchies, however, are usually based on the synchronic properties of the patterns described by individual hierarchies, not the actual diachronic processes that give rise to these patterns cross-linguistically. This book aims to explore in what ways the investigation of such processes can further our understanding of typological hierarchies. To this end, diachronic evidence about the origins of several phenomena described by typological hierarchies is discussed for several languages by a number of leading scholars in typology, historical linguistics, and language documentation. This evidence suggests a rethinking of possible explanations for typological hierarchies, as well as the very notion of typological universals in general. For this reason, the book will be of interest not only to the broad typological community, but also historical linguists, cognitive linguists, and psycholinguists.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Antipassive

Antipassive

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the morpho-syntactic and semantic aspects of the antipassive construction from synchronic, diachronic, and typological perspectives.

Author: Katarzyna Janic

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 645

View: 842

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the morpho-syntactic and semantic aspects of the antipassive construction from synchronic, diachronic, and typological perspectives. The nineteen contributions assembled in this volume address a wide range of aspects pertinent to the antipassive construction, such as lexical semantics, the properties of the antipassive markers, as well as the issue of fuzzy boundaries between the antipassive construction and a range of other formally and functionally similar constructions in genealogically and areally diverse languages. Purely synchronically oriented case studies are supplemented by contributions that shed light on the diachronic development of the antipassive construction and the antipassive markers. The book should be of central interest to many scholars, in particular to those working in the field of language typology, semantics, syntax, and historical linguists, as well as to specialists of the language families discussed in the individual contributions.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Verb Valency Changes

Verb Valency Changes

This volume surveys a variety of verb valency change phenomena among diverse languages and from diverse theoretical viewpoints.

Author: Albert Álvarez González

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027265265

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

View: 734

This volume surveys a variety of verb valency change phenomena among diverse languages and from diverse theoretical viewpoints. It offers typological studies comparing languages in topics like applicative polysemy, complex predicate formation and locative alternation, but also works describing the different valency-changing operations in specific languages including West Circassian, Huasteca Nahuatl, Tlachichilco Tepehua and Seri, and works dealing with specific valency change constructions, such as tla- constructions in Nahuatl, resultatives in Yaqui, antipassives in Mocoví, and labile verbs in Arabic. This book aims to put this variety of backdrops in perspective and to clarify the notion and mechanisms of verb valency change. Both scholars and expert readers will get in these works a better understanding of the different verb valency changing operations and of the typological aspects involved in this phenomenon, together with a better grasp of how argument realization and verb morphology are connected in some languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines