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  1. paul, Prague Linguistic Circle Papers. Volume 4

Message 1: Prague Linguistic Circle Papers. Volume 4

Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 14:02:53 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Prague Linguistic Circle Papers. Volume 4

Title: Prague Linguistic Circle Papers. Volume 4
Subtitle: Travaux du cercle linguistique de Prague nouvelle s�rie
Series Title: Prague Linguistic Circle Papers / Travaux du cercle
 linguistique de Prague N.S.
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
Editor: Eva Hajic^ov� 
Editor: Jir� Hana 
Editor: Tom�s^ Hoskovec 
Editor: Petr Sgall 
Hardback: ISBN: 158811175X, Pages: viii, 376, Price: USD 113.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027254443, Pages: viii, 376, Price: EUR 125.00

The fourth volume of the revived series of "Travaux du Cercle
linguistique de Prague" brings three contributions (by J. Vachek,
O. Les^ka and V. Skalicka) connected with the classical period of the
Prague School, as well as papers delivered at the conference
"Function, Form, and Meaning: Bridges and Interfaces", held in Prague
in 1998. Some of the contributions concern issues of grammar of
different languages including a syntactic annotation of a large Czech
text corpus, a comparison of Hebrew conditionals with English, a
characterization of the typology of the Indo-European verb. A further
part focuses on topic-focus articulation (information sentence
structure, functional sentence perspective), with a concept of
"perspective" introduced as close to but distinct from "topic" and
with three different viewpoints on the semantics of information
structure. Two broader essays on the nature of language are then
presented, while the last section analyzes the structure of free
verse. The volume represents a contribution to the continuing fruitful
interaction between the work of the Prague School and the more and
less closely related approaches of linguists in other countries.

Table of Contents

Preface vii 
Section I: The Prague tradition in retrospect 
Prolegomena to the history of the Prague School of Linguistics 
 Josef Vachek 3 
Anton Marty's philosophy of language 
 Oldrich Les^ka 83 
Die Typologie des Ungarischen 
 Vladim�r Skalicka 101 
Section II: Grammar 
Theoretical description of language as a basis of corpus annotation:
 The case of Prague Dependency Treebank
 Eva Hajicov� 111 
"Conditionals" in Hebrew and English: same or different? 
 Yishai Tobin 129 
Sur la paradigmatisation du verbe indo-europ�en
 (deuxi�me partie)
 Tom�s^ Hoskovec 143 
Section III: Topic - focus articulation 
The Russian genitive of negation in existential sentences: The role of
 Theme - Rheme structure reconsidered
 Vladimir Borschev and Barbara H. Partee 185 
Synonymy vs. differentiation of variant syntactic realizations of FSP
 Libus^e Dus^kov� 251 
Topic - Focus articulation as generalized quantification 
 Jaroslav Peregrin 263 
Information structure and the partition of sentence meaning 
 Klaus von Heusinger 275 
Section IV: General views 
Freedom of language: Its nature, its sources, and its consequences 
 Petr Sgall 309 
The natural order of cognitive events 
 Philip A. Luelsdorff 331 
Section V: Poetics 
The principle of free verse 
 Miroslav C^ervenka 365

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