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The Resource Language at large : essays on syntax and semantics, by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon

Language at large : essays on syntax and semantics, by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon

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Language at large : essays on syntax and semantics
Title
Language at large
Title remainder
essays on syntax and semantics
Statement of responsibility
by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon
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Contributor
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eng
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Aikhenval'd, A. I.
Dewey number
415
Index
index present
LC call number
P204
LC item number
.A45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Dixon, Robert M. W
Series statement
Empirical approaches to linguistic theory
Series volume
v. 2
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Semantics
  • Typology (Linguistics)
Label
Language at large : essays on syntax and semantics, by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. A TOPICS IN LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY -- 1.Versatile Cases / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.Case on Verbs? -- 2.Typological Perspective on Versatile Case -- 3.Versatile Case in Manambu -- 4.What Can We Conclude? -- Appendix 1 Languages with Cases on Verbs, and the sources -- Appendix 2 Sources for Languages Cited in Tables 1.2 and 1.3 -- 2.A Typology of Argument-Determined Constructions / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.Argument Transferring -- 2.Argument Focussing -- 3.Argument Manipulating -- 4.Marking the Referential Status of Arguments---Inverse Systems -- 5.Comparison -- 6.Conclusion -- Appendix---Terminology -- 3.Causatives which do not Cause: Non-Valency-Increasing Effects of a Valency-Increasing Derivation / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.What this Chapter is About -- 2.Preamble. Causatives and Applicatives -- 3.The Semantics of Causatives -- 4.Causative-Manipulative Derivation in Manambu --
  • Contents note continued: 5.Causatives and Other Valency-Increasing Derivations in Tariana -- 6.Non-Valency Increasing Causatives: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective -- 7.Causatives which do not Cause: An Appraisal -- Appendix. Causatives that do not Cause: Evidence for Historical Development -- 4.Non-Ergative Associations between S and O / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Core Syntactic Relations -- 3.Ways of Marking Core Arguments---Accusative and Ergative Systems -- 4.Inter-Clausal or Syntactic Accusative and Ergative Patterns -- 5.Associations between S and A (Apart from Accusative Marking) -- 6.Associations between S and O (Apart from Ergative Marking) -- 7.Why S and O? -- 8.Other S/O and S/A Groupings -- 9.Conclusion -- 5.Dependencies between Grammatical Systems / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Systems Considered -- 3.Markedness -- 4.Dependencies -- 5.The Overall Hierarchy -- 6.Rationale behind the Hierarchy -- 7.Conclusion -- Appendix. Definiteness --
  • Contents note continued: 6.The Semantic Basis for a Typology / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Syntactic Functions and Semantic Roles -- 2.Correspondences between Functions and Roles -- 3.A Semantic Typology -- 4.Envoi -- 7.Word-Class Changing Derivations in Typological Perspective / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.What this Chapter is About -- 2.Delineating Word Classes -- 3.Word-Class-Changing Derivations -- 4.Derived Verbs, and their Properties -- 5.Derived Nouns, and their Properties -- 6.Derived Adjectives, and their Properties -- 7.Derived Adverbs, and their Properties -- 8.Summing Up -- 9.Questions and Suggestions for Fieldworkers -- 8.Speech Reports: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.Speech Report Constructions: An Overview -- 2.Multiclausal Speech Report Constructions -- 3.Monoclausal Speech Report Constructions -- 4.Syntactic Status of Speech Reports -- 5.Reporting Verbs and `Quote Framers' -- 6.Functions of Speech Reports -- 7.Further Issues --
  • Contents note continued: 8.Points to be Addressed when Investigating Speech Reports in a Language -- 9.Semi-Direct Speech in Typological Perspective / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.The Problem: Speech Reports with Incomplete Person Shift -- 2.Speech Report Constructions in Manambu -- 3.Beyond Manambu: Semi-Direct Speech World-Wide -- 4.To Conclude -- pt. B EXPLAINING LANGUAGE -- 10.Naive Linguistic Explanation / R.M.W. Dixon -- 11.Multiple Marking of Syntactic Function and Polysynthetic Nouns in Tariana / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.Grammatical Background -- 2.Multiple Marking -- 3.Discussion -- 12.Palikur and the Typology of Classifiers / Diana Green -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Noun Classification Devices -- 3.Gender in Palikur -- 4.Numeral Classifiers -- 5.Verbal Classifiers -- 6.Locative Classifiers -- 7.Classifiers in Possessive Constructions -- 8.Palikur Genders and Classifiers: An Evaluation -- Appendix 1 Typological Characteristics of Palikur --
  • Contents note continued: Appendix 2 Cross-Referencing and Adpositions in Palikur -- 13.Zero and Nothing in Jarawara / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction---Zero and Nothing in Panini -- 2.Phonological Change -- 3.Syntactic Constructions -- 4.Morphological Structures -- 5.Grammatical Systems -- 6.Zero and Nothing in Jarawara -- pt. C ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND LEXICOLOGY -- 14.Pronouns with Transferred Reference / R.M.W. Dixon -- 15.Comparative Constructions in English / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Form of the Index of Comparison -- 3.The Syntax of Comparative Constructions -- 4.Inherently Comparative Expressions -- 5.The Verb Compare -- 16.Features of the Noun Phrase in English / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction -- 2.The Articles in English -- 3.The Grammatical Status of the Same -- 17.Twice and Constituency / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Three Senses of Time -- 3.Comparative Constructions -- 4.Conclusion --
  • Contents note continued: 18.Australian Aboriginal Word in Dictionaries---A History / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction -- 2.The Five Most Common Loans from Australian Languages -- 3.Dictionaries until 1987 -- 4.From 1987 to 1990 -- 5.After 1990 -- 6.New Edition of Australian Aboriginal Words in English -- 7.Conclusion
Control code
000046968892
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 606 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter Library Loan
Isbn
9789004206076
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011018141
System control number
(OCoLC)710021805
Label
Language at large : essays on syntax and semantics, by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. A TOPICS IN LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY -- 1.Versatile Cases / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.Case on Verbs? -- 2.Typological Perspective on Versatile Case -- 3.Versatile Case in Manambu -- 4.What Can We Conclude? -- Appendix 1 Languages with Cases on Verbs, and the sources -- Appendix 2 Sources for Languages Cited in Tables 1.2 and 1.3 -- 2.A Typology of Argument-Determined Constructions / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.Argument Transferring -- 2.Argument Focussing -- 3.Argument Manipulating -- 4.Marking the Referential Status of Arguments---Inverse Systems -- 5.Comparison -- 6.Conclusion -- Appendix---Terminology -- 3.Causatives which do not Cause: Non-Valency-Increasing Effects of a Valency-Increasing Derivation / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.What this Chapter is About -- 2.Preamble. Causatives and Applicatives -- 3.The Semantics of Causatives -- 4.Causative-Manipulative Derivation in Manambu --
  • Contents note continued: 5.Causatives and Other Valency-Increasing Derivations in Tariana -- 6.Non-Valency Increasing Causatives: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective -- 7.Causatives which do not Cause: An Appraisal -- Appendix. Causatives that do not Cause: Evidence for Historical Development -- 4.Non-Ergative Associations between S and O / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Core Syntactic Relations -- 3.Ways of Marking Core Arguments---Accusative and Ergative Systems -- 4.Inter-Clausal or Syntactic Accusative and Ergative Patterns -- 5.Associations between S and A (Apart from Accusative Marking) -- 6.Associations between S and O (Apart from Ergative Marking) -- 7.Why S and O? -- 8.Other S/O and S/A Groupings -- 9.Conclusion -- 5.Dependencies between Grammatical Systems / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Systems Considered -- 3.Markedness -- 4.Dependencies -- 5.The Overall Hierarchy -- 6.Rationale behind the Hierarchy -- 7.Conclusion -- Appendix. Definiteness --
  • Contents note continued: 6.The Semantic Basis for a Typology / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Syntactic Functions and Semantic Roles -- 2.Correspondences between Functions and Roles -- 3.A Semantic Typology -- 4.Envoi -- 7.Word-Class Changing Derivations in Typological Perspective / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.What this Chapter is About -- 2.Delineating Word Classes -- 3.Word-Class-Changing Derivations -- 4.Derived Verbs, and their Properties -- 5.Derived Nouns, and their Properties -- 6.Derived Adjectives, and their Properties -- 7.Derived Adverbs, and their Properties -- 8.Summing Up -- 9.Questions and Suggestions for Fieldworkers -- 8.Speech Reports: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.Speech Report Constructions: An Overview -- 2.Multiclausal Speech Report Constructions -- 3.Monoclausal Speech Report Constructions -- 4.Syntactic Status of Speech Reports -- 5.Reporting Verbs and `Quote Framers' -- 6.Functions of Speech Reports -- 7.Further Issues --
  • Contents note continued: 8.Points to be Addressed when Investigating Speech Reports in a Language -- 9.Semi-Direct Speech in Typological Perspective / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.The Problem: Speech Reports with Incomplete Person Shift -- 2.Speech Report Constructions in Manambu -- 3.Beyond Manambu: Semi-Direct Speech World-Wide -- 4.To Conclude -- pt. B EXPLAINING LANGUAGE -- 10.Naive Linguistic Explanation / R.M.W. Dixon -- 11.Multiple Marking of Syntactic Function and Polysynthetic Nouns in Tariana / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- 1.Grammatical Background -- 2.Multiple Marking -- 3.Discussion -- 12.Palikur and the Typology of Classifiers / Diana Green -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Noun Classification Devices -- 3.Gender in Palikur -- 4.Numeral Classifiers -- 5.Verbal Classifiers -- 6.Locative Classifiers -- 7.Classifiers in Possessive Constructions -- 8.Palikur Genders and Classifiers: An Evaluation -- Appendix 1 Typological Characteristics of Palikur --
  • Contents note continued: Appendix 2 Cross-Referencing and Adpositions in Palikur -- 13.Zero and Nothing in Jarawara / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction---Zero and Nothing in Panini -- 2.Phonological Change -- 3.Syntactic Constructions -- 4.Morphological Structures -- 5.Grammatical Systems -- 6.Zero and Nothing in Jarawara -- pt. C ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND LEXICOLOGY -- 14.Pronouns with Transferred Reference / R.M.W. Dixon -- 15.Comparative Constructions in English / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Form of the Index of Comparison -- 3.The Syntax of Comparative Constructions -- 4.Inherently Comparative Expressions -- 5.The Verb Compare -- 16.Features of the Noun Phrase in English / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction -- 2.The Articles in English -- 3.The Grammatical Status of the Same -- 17.Twice and Constituency / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Three Senses of Time -- 3.Comparative Constructions -- 4.Conclusion --
  • Contents note continued: 18.Australian Aboriginal Word in Dictionaries---A History / R.M.W. Dixon -- 1.Introduction -- 2.The Five Most Common Loans from Australian Languages -- 3.Dictionaries until 1987 -- 4.From 1987 to 1990 -- 5.After 1990 -- 6.New Edition of Australian Aboriginal Words in English -- 7.Conclusion
Control code
000046968892
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 606 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter Library Loan
Isbn
9789004206076
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011018141
System control number
(OCoLC)710021805

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