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LINGUIST List 16.2772

Tue Sep 27 2005

Books: Semantics/Syntax/Typology: Xrakovskij (Ed)

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Typology of Conditional Constructions: Xrakovskij (Ed)

Message 1: Typology of Conditional Constructions: Xrakovskij (Ed)
Date: 23-Sep-2005
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Typology of Conditional Constructions: Xrakovskij (Ed)

Title: Typology of Conditional Constructions
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 25
Published: 2005
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Editor: Victor S. Xrakovskij, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Linguistic Research, Saint-Petersburg
Hardback: ISBN: 3895866792 Pages: 718 Price: Europe EURO 148.00

The present volume has been prepared by the Language Typology Workshop of
the Institute of Linguistic Research, Russian Academy of Sciences.

The book continues the earlier studies of the Workshop addressing
grammatical categories of the verb linked to the semantic and syntactic
structure of the sentence.

The choice of conditional sentences as the object of research was
determined by the following considerations.

1. Conditional constructions, traditionally a focus of scientific interest,
seem to be insufficiently described from the angle of universal typology
(at least, the authors are not aware of any consistent description of
conditional constructions in differently structured languages built on a
single theoretical base).
2. The baseline approach, used in most modern conditional construction
studies, is that conditional constructions in any natural language
practically mirror the logical operation of implication and, consequently,
any semantic definition of conditional constructions must proceed from the
notion of material implication. We believe that this concept needs serious
correction due to a basic difference existing between the approaches
applied by logic and linguistics in their analysis of conditional utterances.
3. Until recently, the Language Typology Workshop of the Institute of
Linguistic Research have studied exclusively mono-predicative
constructions. Now they find it important to see how efficient their
methods of language-typology studies can be when applied to bi-predicative
constructions which are so typically represented by conditional constructions.

The volume consists of two parts. Part 1 contains two chapters: Chapter 1
outlining the theoretical concept of the research, and Chapter 2 which
presents a questionnaire on conditional constructions in differently
structured languages. Part 2 contains two sections and 24 chapters on
conditional sentences in structurally different languages. Section 1
addresses languages where the prototypical conditional construction is
represented by a complex sentence: Bulgarian, Dari, Armenian, Hindu, Old
Greek, Archaic Latin, French, German, English, Finnish, Estonian,
Hungarian, Hausa, Klamath, Indonesian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, and Ancient
Chinese. Section 2 deals with languages where the prototypical conditional
construction is represented by sentences with converbal/infinitive phrases:
Even, Evenki, Eskimo, Aleut, Yukaghir, and Japanese.

The contributors to the volume include: researchers from Saint Petersburg
Institute of Linguistic Research (Agus Salim, T. G. Akimova, N. J.
Bulatova, N. B. Vaxtin, E. V. Golovko, N. A. Kozintseva, E. E. Kordi, A. L.
Malchukov, E. S. Maslova, I. V. Nedjalkov, I. A. Perelmouter, M. A.
Smirnova, N. M. Spatar, V. A. Stegnij, V. S. Xrakovskij), Oriental Faculty
of the Saint Petersburg State University (I. S. Bystrov, N. A. Dobronravin,
T. N. Nikitina, A. K. Ogloblin, T. I. Oranskaja), Philological Faculty of
the Saint Petersburg State University (M. K. Sabaneyeva), as well as
linguists from other research institutions of Russia, Bulgaria, Estonia,
Finland, and Hungary: B. J. Ostrovsky (Moscow State University), V. M.
Alpatov and V. I. Podlesskaya (Moscow Institute of Oriental Studies), S. M.
Kibardina (Vologda University), R. Nicolova (Sofia University), I. P.
Külmoja (Tartu University), H. Tommola (Tampere University), L. Jászai and
E. Tóth (Budapest Teacher Training Institute).

The book is supplied with an extensive bibliography.

More details in our webshop: www.lincom-europa.com

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Subject Language(s): Aleut (ale)
                            Armenian (hye)
                            Bulgarian (bul)
                            English (eng)
                            Yupik, Central Siberian (ess)
                            Estonian (est)
                            Even (eve)
                            Evenki (evn)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            French (fra)
                            German, Standard (deu)
                            Greek, Ancient (grc)
                            Hungarian (hun)
                            Hausa (hau)
                            Indonesian (ind)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Klamath-Modoc (kla)
                            Khmer, Central (khm)
                            Latin (lat)
                            Farsi, Eastern (prs)
                            Sindhi (snd)
                            Vietnamese (vie)
                            Yukaghir, Northern (ykg)
                            Old Chinese (och)

Written In: English (eng )

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