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  1. paul, Coordinating Constructions: Haspelmath (Ed)

Message 1: Coordinating Constructions: Haspelmath (Ed)

Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 14:25:20 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Coordinating Constructions: Haspelmath (Ed)

Title: Coordinating Constructions
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 58

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins

Book URL:

Editor: Martin Haspelmath, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
	Anthropology, Leipzig

Hardback: ISBN: 902722966X, Pages: xcv, 578 pp., Price: EURO 125.00


This is the first book on coordinating constructions that adopts a
broad cross-linguistic perspective. Coordination has been studied
intensively in English and other major European languages, but we are
only beginning to understand the range of variation that is found
world-wide. This volume consists of a number of general studies, as
well as fourteen case studies of coordinating constructions in
languages or groups of languages: Africa (Iraqw, Fongbe, Hausa), the
Caucasus (Daghestanian, Tsakhur, Chechen), the Middle East (Persian
and other Western Iranian languages), Southeast Asia (Lai, Karen,
Indonesian), the Pacific (Lavukaleve, Oceanic, N�l�mwa), and the
Americas (Upper Kuskokwim Athabaskan). A detailed introductory chapter
summarizes the main results of the volume and situates them in the
context of other relevant current research.

Table of contents

General list of abbreviations of grammatical categories viii--ix 

: General articles 1 
1. Coordinating constructions: An overview
Martin Haspelmath 3--39 
2. Coordination in Mentalese
Toshio Ohori 41--66 
3. Coordination: An adaptationist view
Jeffrey Heath 67--88 
4. Conjunction and personal pronouns
D.N.S. Bhat 89--105 

: Africa 107 
5. The grammar of conjunctive and disjunctive coordination in Iraqw
Maarten Mous 109--122 
6. Coordinating constructions in Fongbe with reference to Haitian Creole
Claire Lefebvre 123--164 
7. Comitative, coordinating, and inclusory constructions in Hausa
Mahamane L. Abdoulaye 165--193 

: Caucasus 195 
8. Coordinating constructions in Daghestanian languages
Helma Berg 197--226 
9. Where coordination meets subordination: Converb constructions in
 Tsakhur (Daghestanian)
Konstantin I. Kazenin and Yakov G. Testelets 227--239 
10. Coordination in Chechen
Liane Jeschull 241--265 

: Middle East 267 
11. Coordination in three Western Iranian languages: Vafsi, Persian
 and Gilaki
Donald Stilo 269--330 

: Southeast Asia 331 
12. Coordination in Hakha Lai (Tibeto-Burman)
David A. Peterson and Kenneth VanBik 333--356 
13. Conjunction and concatenation in Sgaw Karen: Familiarity,
 frequency, and conceptual unity
Carol Lord and Louisa Benson Craig 357--370 
14. Riau Indonesian Sama�EuroS^: Explorations in macrofunctionality
David Gil 371--424 

: Pacific 425 
15. Coordination in Lavukaleve
Angela Terrill 427--443 
16. Coordination in Oceanic languages and Proto Oceanic
Claire Moyse-Faurie and John Lynch 445--497 
17. Coordination strategies and inclusory constructions in New
 Caledonian and other Oceanic languages
Isabelle Bril 499--533 

: Americas 535 
18. Coordination in Upper Kuskokwim Athabaskan
Andrej A. Kibrik 537--553 
Language index 555 
Name index 557 
Subject index 559

Lingfield(s):	Semantics
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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