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Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 12:14:31 +0000
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Subject: Prepositions in their Syntactic, Semantic...

Title: Prepositions in their Syntactic, Semantic and Pragmatic Context
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 50
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins		 

Editor: Susanne Feigenbaum 
Editor: Dennis Kurzon 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588111725, Pages: vi, 304 pp., Price: USD 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027229562, Pages: vi, 304 pp., Price: EUR 100.00

The growing interest in prepositions is reflected by this impressive
collection of papers from leading scholars of various fields. The
selected contributions of Prepositions in their Syntactic, Semantic
and Pragmatic Context focus on the local and temporal semantics of
prepositions in relation to their context, too. Following an
introduction which puts this new approach into a thematical and
historical perspective, the volume presents fifteen studies in the
following areas: The semantics of space dynamics (mainly on French
prepositions); Language acquisition (aphasia and code-switching);
Artificial intelligence (mainly of English prepositions); Specific
languages: Hebrew (from a number of perspectives -- syntax, semiotics,
and sociolinguistic impact on morphology), Maltese, the Melanesian
English-based Creole Bislama, and Biblical translations into

Table of Contents

 Susanne Feigenbaum and Dennis Kurzon 1 
Instability and the theory of semantic forms: Starting from the case
of prepositions
 Yves-Marie Visetti and Pierre Cadiot 9 
Schematics and motifs in the semantics of prepositions 
 Pierre Cadiot 41 
The theoretical status of prepositions: The case of the "prospective
use" of in
 Franck Lebas 59 
Temporal semantics of prepositions in context 
 David S. Br�e and Ian E. Pratt-Hartmann 75 
Prepositions and context 
 Ian E. Pratt-Hartmann and Nissim Francez 115 
Prepositional phrases as noun modifiers in contemporary Hebrew:
Grammatical, semantic and pragmatic motivations
 Esther Borochovsky and Hava Reppen 127 
The Hebrew prepositions mi-/min "from, of": Same or different? 
 Yishai Tobin 145 
A contrastive analysis of French and Hebrew prepositions: The case of
sans, bli-belo and lelo
 Susanne Feigenbaum 171 
A language in change: Declined prepositions in spoken Modern Hebrew as
a case study
 Inbar Kimchi-Angert 193 
The French preposition in contact with Hebrew 
 Miriam Ben-Rafael 209 
"Preposition" as functor: The case of long in Bislama 
 Dennis Kurzon 231 
Prepositions in modern Judeo-Greek (JG) Biblical translations 
 Julia G. Krivoruchko 249 
Quddiem and some remarks on grammatical aspects of Maltese
 Rami Saari 269 
Locative prepositions in language acquisition and aphasia 
 Mark Leikin 283 
Index 299

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