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  • Competing Comparative Constructions in Europeby Thomas Stolz

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 159.79

    This in-depth areal-typological study analyzes the grammatical means which are employed in the languages of Europe to express the comparative of inequality/superiority. The extant theories and hypotheses about the morphosyntactic structure and the cross-linguistic distribution of construction types are reviewed. The behavior of comparatives under the... more...

  • Amerindianaby Jeanette Sakel; Thomas Stolz

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 138.48

    Der vorliegende Band bietet vielfältige Herangehensweisen zu den Sprachen der indigenen Völker Amerikas ? zu den großen Sprachen (Guaraní, Zapotekisch, Otomí, klassisches Aztekisch) ebenso wie zu den kleinen (Mosetén, Cabécar). Die Einflüsse der amerindischen Sprachen auf die Ideengeschichte der Sprachwissenschaft werden genauso berücksichtigt wie... more...

  • On Comitatives and Related Categoriesby Thomas Stolz; Cornelia Stroh; Aina Urdze

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 191.76

    This is the first book-length functional-typologically inspired crosslinguistic study of comitatives and related categories such as the instrumental. On the basis of data drawn from 400 languages world-wide (covering all major phyla and areas), the authors test and revise a variety of general linguistic hypotheses about the grammar and cognitive... more...

  • Aspects of Language Contactby Thomas Stolz; Dik Bakker; Rosa Salas Palomo

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 191.76

    This edited volume brings together fourteen original contributions to the on-going debate about what is possible in contact-induced language change. The authors present a number of new vistas on language contact which represent new developments in the field. In the first part of the volume, the focus is on methodology and theory. The second... more...

  • Hispanisationby Thomas Stolz; Dik Bakker; Rosa Salas Palomo

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 170.45

    Literally hundreds of languages world-wide have experienced direct or indirect Hispanisation during the heyday of the Spanish colonial empire. The number of languages which continue to borrow from Spanish on a daily basis is considerable especially in Latin America. This volume is meant to give the reader a better idea of the range of contact... more...

  • Monosyllablesby Thomas Stolz; Nicole Nau; Cornelia Stroh

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 170.45

    Dieser Band versammelt zehn Aufsätze, in denen Monosyllaba in verschiedenen Sprachen Asiens, Afrikas und Europas aus unterschiedlichsten Perspektiven betrachtet werden. Einsilber sind in fast allen Sprachen der Welt vertreten. Sprachen wie das Chinesische bevorzugen bekanntermaßen diesen Silbentyp. In anderen, wie z. B. den Bantusprachen,... more...

  • The Crosslinguistics of Zero-Marking of Spatial Relationsby Thomas Stolz; Sander Lestrade; Christel Stolz

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 138.48

    On the basis of a world-wide convenience sample of 116 languages, the distribution of zero-marking of spatial relations over the languages of the world is shown to largely escape any genetically, areally and/or typologically based constraints. The main goal of this book is to firmly establish the cross-linguistic occurrence of the zero-marking... more...

  • Split Possessionby Thomas Stolz; Sonja Kettler; Cornelia Stroh; Aina Urdze

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 195.00

    This book is a functional-typological study of possession splits in European languages. It shows that genetically and structurally diverse languages such as Icelandic, Welsh, and Maltese display possessive systems which are sensitive to semantically based distinctions reminiscent of the alienability correlation. These distinctions are grammatically... more...

  • Morphologies in Contactby Martine Vanhove; Thomas Stolz; Aina Urdze; Hitomi Otsuka

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 170.45

    This collection of articles takes up the issue of Contact Morphology raised by David Wilkins in 1996. In the majority of contact-related studies, morphology is at best a marginal topic. According to the extant borrowing hierarchies, bound morphology is copied only rarely, if at all, because morphological copies presuppose long-term intensive... more...

  • Irregularity in Morphology (and beyond)by Thomas Stolz; Hitomi Otsuka; Aina Urdze; Johan van der Auwera

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 170.45

    Irregularity is a philological concept which is not adequately defined. The present volume aims to improve the understanding of irregularity within the domain of morphology, relating to inflectional, derivation, and compounding. Studies aim to discover the potential regularity behind irregularities, the fact or hypothesis that regular... more...