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Message 1: Balkan Syntax and Semantics: Tomic (Ed)

Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 10:15:57 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Balkan Syntax and Semantics: Tomic (Ed)

Title: Balkan Syntax and Semantics
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 67

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins

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Editor: Olga Miseska Tomic, Leiden University

Hardback: ISBN: 902722790X, Pages: xvi, 499 pp., Price: EURO 140.00


The book deals with some syntactic and semantic aspects of the shared
Balkan Sprachbund properties. In a comprehensive introductory chapter,
Tomic offers an overview of the Balkan Sprachbund properties. Sobolev,
displaying the areal distribution of 65 properties, argues for dialect
cartography. Friedman, on the example of the evidentials, argues for
typologically informed areal explanation of the Balkan properties. The
other contributions analyze specific phenomena: polidefinite DPs in
Greek and Aromanian (Campos and Stavrou), Balkan constructions in
which datives combine with impersonal clitics or non-active morphology
(Rivero), Balkan optatives (Ammann and Auwera), imperative force in
the Balkan languages (Isac and Jakab), clitic placement in Greek
imperatives (Boskovic), focused constituents in Romanian and Bulgarian
(Hill), synthetic and analytic tenses in Romanian (D'Hulst, Coene and
Avram), "purpose-like" modification in a number of Balkan languages
(Buzarovska), Balkan modal existential "wh"-constructions (Grosu),
child and adult strategies in interpreting empty subjects in
Serbian/Croatian (Stojanovic and Marelj), conditional sentences in
Judeo-Spanish (Montoliu and Auwera).

Table of contents

Preface vii 
Map of the Balkans ix 
List of abbreviations xi 

The Balkan Sprachbund morpho-syntactic properties: An introduction
Olga Miseska Tomic 1--55 

* Spread of the Balkan Sprachbund morpho-syntactic properties

On the areal distribution of the syntactic properties in the languages
of the Balkans
Andrej N. Sobolev 59--100 

The Typology of Balkan Evidentiality and Areal Linguistics
Victor A. Friedman 101--134 

* The nominal phrase 

Polydefinite constructions in Modern Greek and in Aromanian
H�ctor Campos and Melita Stavrou 136--173 

Balkan possessive clitics: The problem of case and category
Roumyana Pancheva 175--219 

Optional movement of Bulgarian possessive clitics to I: Some
implications for Binding Theory
Christo Moskovsky 221--233 

* The root clause 

Datives and the non-active voice: Reflexive clitics in Balkan
Mar�a Luisa Rivero 237--267 

On the clitic switch in Greek imperatives
Zeljko Boskovic 269--291 

Complementizer-headed main clauses for volitional moods in the
languages of South-Eastern Europe: a Balkanism? 293--314

Mood and force features in the languages of the Balkans
Daniela Isac and Edit N. Jakab 315--338 

On left periphery and focus
Virginia Hill 339--354 

Syncretic and analytic tenses in Romanian: The Balkan setting of
Yves D'hulst, Martine Coene and Larisa Avram 355--374 

* The complex sentence 

Subjunctive relatives in Balkan languages
Eleni Buzarovska 377--404 

The syntax-semantics of modal existential wh constructions
Alexander Grosu 405--438 

Interpreting empty subjects in nontensed complement clauses: Child and
adult Strategies
Danijela Stojanovic and Marijana Marelj 439--459 

On Judeo-Spanish conditionals
C�sar Montoliu and Johan Van der Auwera 461--474 

Author Index 475 
Index of languages, dialects and toponyms 481 
Subject Index 487

Lingfield(s):	Semantics

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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