LINGUIST List 14.2764

Mon Oct 13 2003

Books: Typology/Syntax, Eng, Germ, Span: Burgos

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Message 1: Anteriority Marking in British English, Standard German...

Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 17:20:09 +0000
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Subject: Anteriority Marking in British English, Standard German...

Title: Anteriority Marking in British English, Standard German and
 Argentinean Spanish
Subtitle: An Empirical Examination with Special Emphasis on Temporal
Series Title: Linguistics Edition 37
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH,	
Book URL:
Author: Daniel Burgos				

Paperback: ISBN: 3895867322, Pages: 370, Price: EUR 64

Most typological studies fail to provide an accurate account of the
notion of 'anterior' since they restrict their analyses to the
so-called 'Perfect'. Daniel Burgos pushes the limits much further by
confronting corpus-based data of British English, Standard German and
Argentinean Spanish with most recent typological research on Tense and
Aspect and grammaticalization. It is the idiosyncratic way with which
these three languages mark anteriority that leads this author to
provide systematic solutions for the understanding of this phenomenon
from both a synchronic and diachronic perspective.

This study is a daring innovation in this field due to its
onomasiological and semasiological interplay and its exhaustive
treatment of an 'anterior' as a super-ordinate category. What is more,
it is the first study whose author embarks on a detailed historical
comparison of these three language varieties, bringing Argentinean
Spanish into focus, and exploring the interaction between Tense and
Aspect, verbal forms and temporal adverbials. In terms of structure,
content and style, Daniel Burgos presents a pleasant book that makes a
notable contribution to both language typology and contrastive
linguistics. (also see the LINCOM webshop:

Lingfield(s): Typology

Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)
			German, Standard (Language Code: GER)
 			Spanish, Argentinian (Language Code: SPN)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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