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LINGUIST List 16.3569

Fri Dec 16 2005

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

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        1.    Sabine Cofalla, Typological Studies in Participation: Lehmann (Ed)


Message 1: Typological Studies in Participation: Lehmann (Ed)
Date: 15-Dec-2005
From: Sabine Cofalla <cofallaakademie-verlag.de>
Subject: Typological Studies in Participation: Lehmann (Ed)


Title: Typological Studies in Participation
Series Title: Studia Typologica 7
Published: 2005
Publisher: Akademie Verlag GmbH
               

Editor: Christian Lehmann, Universität Erfurt
Paperback: ISBN: 3050037024 Pages: 189 Price: Europe EURO 64.80 Comment: for subscribers of STUF Euro 44.80
Abstract:

The volume contains two papers that center around the coding of semantic
relations by syntactic relations and the grammatical reflection of the
arrangement of participants in a situation, called participation.

Lehmann and Shin take the onomasiological perspective and treat the
linguistic representation of diverse instrumental and comitative relations
as expressed in a number of languages (English, German, Hmong, Japanese,
Kambera, Kayardild, Khmer, Kolyma Yukaghir, Korean, Lezgian, Mandarin
Chinese, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Yidin and Yucatec Maya). They present a
comprehensive framework for the typological investigation of the functional
domain of concomitance, distinguishing between a number of more specific
participant relations, viz. PARTNER, COMPANION, VEHICLE, TOOL, MATERIAL,
MANNER, and CIRCUMSTANCE.

Taking the semasiological perspective instead, Lehmann and Verhoeven focus
on the accommodation of peripheral participants in incorporative
structures. They contrast noun incorporation in Yucatec Maya with the same
process in several other languages (Nahuatl, Guaraní, Mayali and Samoan),
which also use noun incorporation as a device to change the participant
structure.

Table of contents:
CHRISTIAN LEHMANN: Preface
CHRISTIAN LEHMANN & YONG-MIN SHIN: The functional domain of concomitance. A
typological study of instrumental and comitative relations
CHRISTIAN LEHMANN & ELISABETH VERHOEVEN: Noun incorporation and
participation. A typological study on participant association with
particular reference to Yucatec Maya

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            English (eng)
                            German, Standard (deu)
                            Gunwinggu (gup)
                            Kayardild (gyd)
                            Hmong, Central Huishui (hmc)
                            Itza' (itz)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Korean (kor)
                            Khmer, Central (khm)
                            Lezgi (lez)
                            Nahuatl, Classical (nci)
                            Chiripá (nhd)
                            Kambera (xbr)
                            Samoan (smo)
                            Thai (tha)
                            Turkish (tur)
                            Vietnamese (vie)
                            Yidiny (yii)
                            Yukaghir, Northern (ykg)

Written In: English (eng )

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