LINGUIST List 11.1384

Thu Jun 22 2000

Books: Semantics/Discourse, Typology, Historical Ling

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  1. Gillian Caglayan, Semantics/Discourse/Cognitive Ling: Cause, Condition, Concession, Contrast
  2. Gillian Caglayan, Typology: Tense and Aspect in the Languages of Europe, Dahl (Ed)
  3. Gillian Caglayan, Historical Ling: Generative Theory and Corpus Studies, Bermudez-Otero

Message 1: Semantics/Discourse/Cognitive Ling: Cause, Condition, Concession, Contrast

Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 13:35:54 +0200
From: Gillian Caglayan <G.CaglayandeGruyter.de>
Subject: Semantics/Discourse/Cognitive Ling: Cause, Condition, Concession, Contrast

New Publication from Mouton de Gruyter!

>From the Series
Topics in English Linguistics
Series Editors: Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Bernd Kortmann


Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen and Bernd Kortmann (Editors)

Cause - Condition - Concession - Contrast
Cognitive and Discourse Perspectives

2000. 23 x 15,5. VIII, 480 pages.
Cloth. DM 178,- /EUR 91,01 /�S 1299,- /sFr 158,- /approx. US$ 89.00
ISBN 3-11-0166909
(Topics in English Linguistics 33)


Collected in this volume are a series of original papers, many
authored by internationally known specialists, dealing with the
semantic relations of cause, condition, contrast and concession and
their realization in language, typically at the level of the clause
and beyond. The perspective taken is a dual one, some contributions
dealing primarily with cognitive and semantic aspects of the
categories in question or their linguistic exponents, others more with
the deployment of causal, conditional, contrastive and concessive
markers in written and spoken discourse. The methodologies represented
are varied, ranging from introspection, informant questionnaires and
psycholinguistic experimentation to textlinguistic and conversational
analysis. The focus is on English, with some attention, however, being
paid to typological issues and to comparable structures in Dutch,
German, French and Spanish. This set of innovative studies throws new
light on the nature and the expression of these four central coherence
relations and, at the same time, on the interface of cognition and
language use.


Table of Contents:

Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen/Bernd Kortmann: Introduction

I. Cause
Paul Georg Meyer: The relevance of causality
Leo Noordman/Feimke de Blijzer: On the processing of causal relations
Henk Pander Maat/Ted Sanders: Domains of use or subjectivity? The
distribution of three Dutch causal connectives explained
Christine Gohl: Causal relations in spoken discourse: Asyndetic
constructions as a means for giving reasons

II.Condition
Barbara Dancygier/Eve Sweetser: Constructions with if, since, and
because: Causality, epistemic stance, and clause order
Estrella Montol�o: On affirmative and negative complex conditional
connectives
Peter Auer: Pre- and post-positioning of wenn-clauses in spoken and
written German
Noriko McCawley Akatsuka/Susan Strauss: Counterfactual reasoning and
desirability

III. Contrast
Ewald Lang: Adversative connectors on distinct levels of discourse: A
re-examination of Eve Sweetser's three-level approach
Scott A. Schwenter: Viewpoints and polysemy: Linking adversative and
causal meanings of discourse markers
Cecilia E. Ford: The treatment of contrasts in interaction

IV. Concession
Mily Crevels: Concessives on different semantic levels: A typlogical
perspective
Ekkehard K�nig and Peter Siemund: Causal and concessive clauses: Formal
and semantic relations
Arie Verhagen: Concession implies causality, though in some other space
Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen and Sandra A. Thompson: Concessive patterns in
conversation
Dagmar Barth: "that's true, although not really, but still": Expressing
concession in spoken English
Susanne G�nthner: From concessive connector to discourse marker: The use
of "obwohl" in everyday German interaction

Index
Authors' addresses




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Message 2: Typology: Tense and Aspect in the Languages of Europe, Dahl (Ed)

Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 15:32:51 +0200
From: Gillian Caglayan <G.CaglayandeGruyter.de>
Subject: Typology: Tense and Aspect in the Languages of Europe, Dahl (Ed)

New Publication from Mouton de Gruyter!


>From the Series
Empirical Approaches to Language Typology
EUROTYP
Series Editors: Georg Bossong and Bernard Comrie

Tense and Aspect in the Languages of Europe
Edited by �sten Dahl
2000. XIII, 846 p. Cloth. DM 458,-- / �S 3343,-- / sFr 408,-- / approx.
US$ 229.00.
ISBN 3-11-015752-7
(Empirical Approaches to Language Typology 20-6)


This volume puts the European tense-aspect systems in a consistent
typological and diachronic perspective. The book advances our
understanding of the dynamics of tense and aspect systems, how they
develop over time, and how this is reflected in the rich patterns of
synchronic variation and their areal distribution.


Contents

General preface

Preface

General Papers

�sten Dahl
The tense-aspect systems of European languages in a typological
perspective

Lars Johanson
Viewpoint operators in European languages

Pier Marco Bertinetto and Denis Delfitto
Aspect vs. Actionality: Why should they be kept apart

Eva Hedin
The type-referring function of the imperfective

Rolf Thieroff
On the areal distribution of tense-aspect categories in Europe


Future Time Reference

�sten Dahl
The grammar of future time reference in European languages

Eva Hedin
Future marking in conditional and temporal clauses in Greek

�sten Dahl
Verbs of becoming as future copulas


The Perfect

Jouko Lindstedt
The perfect - aspectual, temporal and evidential

�sten Dahl and Eva Hedin
Current relevance and event reference

Mario Squartini and Pier Marco Bertinetto
The simple and compound past in Romance languages

Hannu Tommola
On the perfect in North Slavic

Nina Graves
Macedonian - a language with three perfects?

Marja Leinonen and Maria Vilkuna
Past tenses in Permic languages


The Progressive

Pier Marco Bertinetto, Karen H. Ebert and Casper de Groot
The progressive in Europe

Pier Marco Bertinetto
The progressive in Romance, as compared with English

Karen H. Ebert
Progressive markers in Germanic languages

Hannu Tommola
Progressive aspect in Baltic Finnic

Casper de Groot
The absentive


Case Studies

�va �gnes Csat�
Some typological features of the viewpoint and tense system in spoken
North-Western Karaim

Karen H. Ebert
Aspect in Maltese


Appendices

1. The future time reference questionnaire
2. The perfect questionnaire
3. Questionnaire on the progressive aspect
4. List of abbreviations used in interlinear glosses
5. List of working papers

Indices

Subject index
Language index
Author index



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Message 3: Historical Ling: Generative Theory and Corpus Studies, Bermudez-Otero

Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 13:09:01 +0200
From: Gillian Caglayan <G.CaglayandeGruyter.de>
Subject: Historical Ling: Generative Theory and Corpus Studies, Bermudez-Otero


New Publication from Mouton de Gruyter!


>From the Series
Topics in English Linguistics
Series Editors: Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Bernd Kortmann



Ricardo Berm�dez-Otero, David Denison, Richard M. Hogg and C.B. McCully
(Editors)
Generative Theory and Corpus Studies
A Dialogue from 10 ICEHL

2000. 23 x 15,5 cm. XIX, 559 pages
Cloth. DM 198,-/EUR 101,24/�S 1445,-/sFr 176,-/approx. US$ 99.00
ISBN 3-11-016687-9
(Topics in English Linguistics 31)



This volume focuses on the present state of English historical
linguistics as a unitary discipline. In particular, the selection of
papers challenges the idea that the community of linguists working on
the history of English stands united merely by subject matter, but
divided by method and theoretical outlook. The volume emphasizes the
way in which scholars in our community are led to refine and further
articulate their empirical proposals by challenges from different
research paradigms. Thus, a running thematic thread of the volume is
the dialogue between generative grammatical theory and corpus studies,
including those in sociolinguistic tradition. The volume is divided in
four main sections: syntax, phonology, text types, sociolinguistics
and dialectology.


Contents

1. Structure
1.1. Continuity versus discontinuity

Obsolescence and sudden death in syntax: The decline of verb-final order
in early Middle English
Cynthia Allen

On the history of relative 'that'
Aimo Sepp�nen

The complementation of verbs of appearance by adverbs
Nikolas Gisborne

On the use of current intuition as a bias in historical linguistics: The
case of the LOOK + -ly construction in English
Kristin Killie

The indefinite pronoun 'man': "nominal" or "pronominal"?
Linda van Bergen

1.2 Form and function

Coordinate deletion, directionality and underlying structure in Old
English
Rodrigo P�rez Lorido

The position of the adjective in Old English
Olga Fischer

On the history of the s-genitive
Anette Rosenbach, Dieter Stein and Letizia Vezzosi

The passive as an object foregrounding device in early Modern English
Elena Seoane Posse

Reinforcing adjectives: A cognitive semantic perspective on
grammaticalisation
Carita Paradis


2. Text types

Variation and change: Text types and the modelling of syntactic change
Wim van der Wurff

The progressive form and genre variation during the nineteenth century
Erik Smitterberg

The conjunction 'and' in early Modern English: Frequencies and uses in
speech-related writing and other texts
Jonathan Culpeper and Merja Kyt�


3. Sociolinguistics and dialectology

Processes of supralocalisation and the rise of Standard English in the
early Modern period
Terttu Nevalainen

The rise and fall of periphrastic DO in early Modern English, or "Howe
the Scots will declare themselv's"
Arja Nurmi

Grammatical description and language use in the seventeenth century
Lilo Moessner

Geographical, socio-spatial and systemic distance in the spread of the
relative "who" in Scots
Anneli Meurman-Solin

Inversion in embedded questions in some regional varieties of English
Markku Filppula

Putting words in their place: An approach to Middle English word
geography
Merja Black


4. Phonology

HappY-tensing: A recent innovation?
Joan Beal

Syllable ONSET in the history of English
Donka Minkova

Name index

Subject index


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10785 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49 30 26005 222
e-mail: ordersdegruyter.de

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