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  • Verb Clustersby Katalin É. Kiss; Henk van Riemsdijk

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 218.00

    Many languages have constructions in which verbs cluster. But few languages have verb clusters as rich and complex as Continental West Germanic and Hungarian. Furthermore the precise ordering properties and the variation in the cluster patterns are remarkably similar in Hungarian and Germanic. This similarity is, of course, unexpected since Hungarian... more...

  • Hungarian Language Contact Outside Hungaryby Anna Fenyvesi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 203.00

    In Communist times, it was impossible to do sociolinguistic work on Hungarian in contact with other languages. In the short period of time since the collapse of the Soviet bloc, Hungarian sociolinguists have certainly done their very best to catch up. This volume brings together the fruits of their work, some of which was hitherto only available in... more...

  • Responding in Conversationby Marja-Leena Sorjonen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 173.00

    This book concerns particles that are used as responses in conversations. It provides much needed methodological tools for analyzing the use of response particles in languages, while its particular focus is Finnish. The book focuses on two Finnish particles, nii(n) and joo, which in some of their central usages have “yeah” and “yes” as their closest... more...

  • Saami Linguisticsby Ida Toivonen; Diane Nelson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 173.00

    The papers in this volume describe and analyze an array of intriguing linguistic phenomena as they occur in the Saami languages, ranging from etymological nativization of loanwords to the formation of deadjectival and denominal verbs. Saami displays a number of characteristics that are unusual from a cross-linguistic perspective, including partial... more...

  • Syntax in the Makingby Marja-Liisa Helasvuo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 149.00

    Research on the interplay between language structure and language use has shown that grammar is shaped, maintained, and modified by language use. In this view, then, grammar is not seen as existing apart from language use, but rather as a set of recurrent, grammaticized patterns of discourse. This book focuses on syntactic structuring in Finnish from... more...

  • Word Order in Hungarianby Genoveva Puskás

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 203.00

    Hungarian word-order is characterized by large scale preposing of constituents to sentence-initial positions. This study examines systematically the elements which occur in the left periphery. Focal, wh- and negative operators which have scope over the whole sentence must appear in the left periphery overtly; topicalized elements precede the scope... more...

  • Small Phrase Layersby Satu Manninen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 165.00

    This monograph examines the structure and properties of Finnish manner adverbials. The central idea is that, instead of AdvPs, DPs, APs, PPs, NumPs and InfinitivalPs, manner adverbials have the form of either kPs or pPs, and they are licensed as unique specifiers of a manner-related small vP. Secondly, because ”obligatory” and ”optional” manner adverbials... more...

  • Approaches to Hungarianby Johan Brandtler; Valéria Molnár; Christer Platzack

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 195.00

    Mandatory phrasal prominence on a constituent in English is often attributed to the presence of a focus interpretation for that constituent, be it focus as discourse new or as selection among discourse relevant alternatives. It is argued here that these two functions of focus should be empirically distinguished and use of the notion “focus”... more...

  • Grammatical Case Assignment in Finnishby Diane C. Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Approaches to Hungarianby Katalin É. Kiss; Balázs Surányi; Éva Dékány

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 158.00

    The acoustic properties associated with prominence (e.g. duration, F0) may also serve for “phonemic” contrasts. The question is thus how speakers correctly interpret these properties. We address this question in terms of an extension of the Functional Load Hypothesis (FLH): given that vowel length is contrastive in Hungarian, the FLH predicts... more...