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LINGUIST List 17.2519

Thu Sep 07 2006

Books: Historical Linguistics/Morphology/Typology: Veselinova

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Suppletion in Verb Paradigms: Veselinova


Message 1: Suppletion in Verb Paradigms: Veselinova
Date: 05-Sep-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Suppletion in Verb Paradigms: Veselinova


Title: Suppletion in Verb Paradigms
Subtitle: Bits and pieces of the puzzle
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 67
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=TSL%2067

Author: Ljuba N. Veselinova, Stockholm University
Hardback: ISBN: 9027229791 Pages: 236 Price: U.S. $ 138.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027229791 Pages: 236 Price: Europe EURO 115.00
Abstract:

This book examines stem change in verb paradigms, as in English
go 'go.PRESENT' vs. went 'go.PAST', a phenomenon referred to as
suppletion in current linguistic theory. The work is based on a broad sample
of 193 languages, and examines this long neglected phenomenon from a
typological perspective. In addition to identifying types of suppletion which
occur cross-linguistically, the study brings to light areal patterns of the
occurrence of suppletive forms in verb paradigms. Several hypotheses as
regards the diachronic development of suppletive forms are presented as
well.

The author also seeks to explore the methodological issues of evaluating the
frequency of linguistic features in large language samples by introducing a
method of weighting languages according to their genetic relatedness. All
figures obtained in this way are compared to the proportions yielded by more
familiar counting methods, and the results and implications of the different
procedures are compared and discussed throughout.


Table of contents

Acknowldegments ix-x
Abbreviations and presentation conventions xi-xiii
Introduction xv-xvii
Chapter 1: Previous studies on suppletion 1-31
Chapter 2: Method 33-49
Chapter 3: Some theoretical issues and a general overview of the data 51-
61
Chapter 4: Tense-aspect suppletion I: Synchronic perspective 63-95
Chapter 5: Tense-aspect suppletion II: Diachronic and usage-based
perspective 97-134
Chapter 6: Suppletive Imperatives 135-147
Chapter 7: Verbal number and suppletion 149-173
Concluding remarks 175-178
Appendices 179-214
References 215-229
Index of languages 231-232
Index of authors 233-234
Index of subjects 235

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=20935


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