By Bernd Kortmann
The sequence is a platform for contributions of every kind to this speedily constructing box. common difficulties are studied from the viewpoint of person languages, language households, language teams, or language samples. Conclusions are the results of a deepened research of empirical information. targeted emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose research may well shed new gentle on long-standing difficulties mostly linguistics.
Read Online or Download Adverbial Subordination: A Typology and History of Adverbial Subordinators Based on European Languages PDF
Similar grammar books
This e-book provides an cutting edge thought of syntactic different types and the lexical periods they outline. It revives the normal concept that those are to be distinctive notionally (semantically). It allows there to be peripheral contributors of a lexical classification which can no longer evidently agree to the overall definition.
This examine offers the 1st description-oriented, theoretically-unaligned account of wh-clauses in smooth English. the writer employs a data-based method of research points of either generative and non-generative paintings as regards their relative strengths and weaknesses. Wh-clauses in English: features of idea and outline is a distinct blend of statistical findings and qualitative research.
The essays gathered during this quantity, such a lot formerly unpublished, tackle a few heavily interconnected matters raised by means of the comparative syntax of useful heads in the Principles-and-Parameters technique. the overall idea of head flow, the houses of derived constructions created via incorporation, and the parameterization concerned are the most theoretical foci.
Offering a unified resolution in the frameworks of building Grammar and body Semantics, Hans Boas develops an account of resultative buildings in English via grouping them in sessions: conventionalized and non-conventionalized. The usage-based version used the following proposes that every specific experience of a verb constitutes a conventionalized mini-construction, that is an important info for the licensing of arguments.
- Aspects of the Syntax of Agreement (Routledge Leading Linguists)
- The Theory of Lexical Phonology
- Interface and Interface Conditions (Language, Context and Cognition 6)
- Experimental Syntax: Applying Objective Methods to Sentence Judgments
- Spanish to Go: A Weekend's Worth of Essential Word's and Phrases
Additional resources for Adverbial Subordination: A Typology and History of Adverbial Subordinators Based on European Languages
G. adpositions) or adverbial subordinators may be arranged on a grammaticalization chain, parallel to their arrangement as partial sets on a gradient with different degrees of "informativeness" or "semantic richness" which may at the same time be viewed as an inferencing chain (cf. Traugott—König 1991, Heine et al. 1991b: 156—157). Thus, Concession would count as more grammaticalized than Cause or Condition, the latter two as more grammaticalized than Time, and Time as more grammaticalized than Space; a similar chain would be "Manner > Instrument > Comitative".
E. g. structural types) of adverbial subordinators and subordinator 6 Part One Background inventories in individual (groups of) languages and, where possible, correlations with other properties of the languages or language groups concerned. The question why (inventories of) adverbial subordinators have these properties, whether there are, for example, underlying principles which account for them, is only of secondary importance; even less important is the question how they developed the properties they have.
What is more, returning to the significance of explanations in language typology, in accounting for areal features within Europe and of Europe as a whole, especially in the domain of adverbial subordination, the linguistic evolution of Europe can neither be ignored nor can it be viewed independently of the cultural and political evolution of Europe. It is easy to see the almost natural link between a crosslinguistic and a historical account of adverbial subordinators, and the fascinating perspectives such a combined approach offers.