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  • Applicative Constructionsby David A. Peterson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 164.99

    This book presents the first systematic typological analysis of applicatives across African, American Indian, and East Asian languages. It is also the first to address their functions in discourse, the derivation of their semantic and syntactic properties, and how and why they have changed over time. - ;This book presents the first systematic typological... more...

  • Applicativesby Youngmi Jeong

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00

    Applicatives is concerned with the syntax of constructions that contain arguments that transcend the traditional subject-object characterization, and how the syntax of such constructions yields the interpretive effects that previous research has identified. At the empirical level this volume remedies the inadequacies and limitations of previous accounts... more...

  • Approaches to Grammaticalizationby Elizabeth Closs Traugott; Bernd Heine

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 224.00

    The study of grammaticalization raises a number of fundamental theoretical issues pertaining to the relation of langue and parole, creativity and automatic coding, synchrony and diachrony, categoriality and continua, typological characteristics and language-specific forms, etc., and therefore challenges some of the basic tenets of twentieth century... more...

  • Approaches to Grammaticalizationby Elizabeth Closs Traugott; Bernd Heine

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 293.00

    The study of grammaticalization raises a number of fundamental theoretical issues pertaining to the relation of langue and parole, creativity and automatic coding, synchrony and diachrony, categoriality and continua, typological characteristics and language-specific forms, etc., and therefore challenges some of the basic tenets of twentieth century... more...

  • Approaches to Syntaxby Jean-Pierre Paillet; André Dugas

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 165.00

    This volume is an enhanced version of the English translation from the French original edition 'Principes d'analyse syntaxique' (Québec, 1973). It provides a survey of theoretical approaches to syntax, including traditional grammars, structuralism, functionalism, and formal approaches. more...

  • Argument Realizationby Beth Levin; Malka Rappaport Hovav

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 48.00

    This 2005 book surveys theories about the relationship between verbs and their arguments, an important research topic in linguistics. more...

  • Argument Structureby Eric Reuland; Tanmoy Bhattacharya; Giorgos Spathas

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    Recent developments in the generative tradition have created new interest in matters of argument structure and argument projection, giving prominence to the discussion on the role of lexical entries. Particularly, the more traditional lexicalist view that encodes argument structure information on lexical entries is now challenged by a syntactic view... more...

  • Argument Structure and Grammatical Relationsby Pirkko Suihkonen; Bernard Comrie; Valery Solovyev

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00

    This book is a collection of articles dealing with various aspects of grammatical relations and argument structure in the languages of Europe and North and Central Asia (LENCA). Topics covered with respect to individual languages are: split-intransitivity (Basque), causativization (Agul), transitives and causatives (Korean and Japanese), aspectual... more...

  • Argument Structure and Syntactic Relationsby Maia Duguine; Susana Huidobro; Nerea Madariaga

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    The topic of this collection is argument structure. The fourteen chapters in this book are divided into four parts: Semantic and Syntactic Properties of Event Structure; A Cartographic View on Argument Structure; Syntactic Heads Involved in Argument Structure; and Argument Structure in Language Acquisition. Rigorous theoretical analyses are combined... more...

  • Argument Structure in Fluxby Elly van Gelderen; Jóhanna Barđdal; Michela Cennamo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    In this paper we claim that the emergence of the existential pro-form in early Italo-Romance is motivated by the overt marking of definiteness on the pivot. The available data from a relatively large corpus of early Italo-Romance texts dating from C13th to C16th suggest that the overt marking of definiteness, which differentiates Romance from its ancestor... more...