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  • Balkan Syntax and Semanticsby Olga Mi?eska Tomic

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 210.00

    The book deals with some syntactic and semantic aspects of the shared Balkan Sprachbund properties. In a comprehensive introductory chapter, Tomić offers an overview of the Balkan Sprachbund properties. Sobolev, displaying the areal distribution of 65 properties, argues for dialect cartography. Friedman, on the example of the evidentials, argues... more...

  • Balkan sprachbund morpho-syntactic featuresby Olga M. Tomic

    Springer 2006; US$ 599.00

    Discusses the morpho-syntactic Balkan Sprachbund features in nine languages in which they are most numerous. This book focuses on displaying similarities and differences in the representation of the most widely acknowledged Balkan Sprachbund morpho-syntactic features and their interaction with other features in the structure of the DP. more...

  • Case in Africaby Christa König

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 149.99

    This book provides a typological overview of the different manifestations of grammaticalized case systems in African languages. In the course of thoroughly analyzing case in roughly 100 African languages, Christa K--ouml--;nig reveals several features, such as tone as a marker for case, which are rare phenomena in other languages of the world. - ;This... more...

  • The Changing Languages of Europeby Bernd Heine; Tania Kuteva

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 48.99

    This book shows that the languages and dialects of Europe are becoming increasingly alike and furthermore that this unifying process goes back to Roman times, is accelerating, and affects every European language including those of different families such as Basque and Finnish. The unifying process involves every grammatical aspect of the languages... more...

  • Circum-Baltic Languagesby Östen Dahl; Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 195.00

    The area around the Baltic Sea has for millennia been a meeting-place for people of different origins. Among the circum-Baltic languages, we find three major branches of Indo-European ? Baltic, Germanic, and Slavic, the Baltic-Finnic languages from the Uralic phylum and several others. The circum-Baltic area is an ideal place to study areal and contact... more...

  • Circum-Baltic Languagesby Östen Dahl; Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 210.00

    The area around the Baltic Sea has for millennia been a meeting-place for people of different origins. Among the circum-Baltic languages, we find three major branches of Indo-European ?Baltic, Germanic, and Slavic, the Baltic-Finnic languages from the Uralic phylum and several others. The circum-Baltic area is an ideal place to study areal and contact... more...

  • Clitic Doubling in the Balkan Languagesby Dalina Kallulli; Liliane Tasmowski

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 173.00

    This volume is a collection of articles on clitic doubling, a phenomenon that has preoccupied generative linguists since the 1980s, when its theoretical importance was noted. Clitic doubling is prevalent in the Balkan languages. However, generative studies initially dealt with its properties in Romance languages, with the Balkan patterns coming increasingly... more...

  • Clitic Phenomena in European Languagesby Frits Beukema; Marcel den Dikken

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 180.00

    This book is concerned with a number of central issues in the theory of clitics, a topic that has become much debated in recent years. Mainly written within a recent generative framework, its contrastive approach discusses these issues against the background of a number of European languages, among which the Balkan Slavic languages figure prominently.... more...

  • Cognitive Linguistics and Non-Indo-European Languagesby Eugene H. Casad; Gary B. Palmer

    De Gruyter Mouton 2003; US$ 238.00

    This book applies the theory of cognitive linguistics to the analysis of a variety of grammatical phenomena in non-Indo-European languages. In previous studies of languages from non-Indo-European families, cognitive linguistics has been remarkably useful in explaining non-prototypical structures as well as more common ones. The book expands that effort... more...

  • Comparative Syntax of the Balkan Languagesby Maria-Luisa Rivero; Angela Ralli

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 84.99

    This collection of seven papers studies important aspects of the syntax of Albanian, Bulgarian, Greek, and Romanian from a comparative perspective based on current linguistic frameworks, including the Minimalist Program. Topics addressed include control, raising, and obviation, negation, noun phrase structure, clitic pronouns, and verb movement. more...