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LINGUIST List 17.388

Mon Feb 06 2006

Books: Syntax/Typology: Libert

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Ambipositions: Libert


Message 1: Ambipositions: Libert
Date: 25-Jan-2006
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Ambipositions: Libert


Title: Ambipositions
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Language Typology 13
Published: 2006
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.at

Author: Alan Reed Libert, University of Newcastle
Paperback: ISBN: 3895867470 Pages: 106 Price: Europe EURO 42.00
Paperback: ISBN: 3895867470 Pages: 106 Price: U.S. $ 51.50
Paperback: ISBN: 3895867470 Pages: 106 Price: U.K. £ 29.40
Abstract:

Two major categories of relational words are prepositions and positions,
the difference between them having to do with whether they precede or
follow their object. There is a relatively small group of words of the same
general type which can be placed either before or after their object.

Such words have been given the name ambipositions. A possible (though not
uncontroversial) example from English is through, e.g. he walked through
the forest and he slept the whole night through. Other examples are German
entlang and Ancient Greek peri. This book is a detailed examination of this
unusual type of word.

Contents:
Preface
Abbreviations
1 Introduction
2 Ambipositions with Simple Behavior
3 Meaning Differences Depending on Position
4 Ambipositions with Case Marking Differences in Different Positions
5 Differences in Types of Complement Allowed
6 Differences in Form of Prepositional and Postpositional Occurrences
7 Ambipositions from an Historical Point of View
8 Conclusion, References.

(with examples from Old and Middle English, French, Dutch, German,
Scandinavian Languages, Latin, Greek, Old Indic Languages, Modern Indic
Languages, Armenian, Baltic Languages, Polish, Estonian, Finnish, other
Finno-Saamic Languages, Hungarian, Old Georgian and Georgian, Berbice Dutch
Creole, Uralic Languages, North Arawak Languages, Vedic, Slovenian, Italic
Languages, Sindhi, Tetelcingo Nahuatl).

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Armenian (hye)
                            Arawak (arw)
                            Berbice Creole Dutch (brc)
                            Dutch (nld)
                            Estonian (est)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            French (fra)
                            Georgian (kat)
                            German, Standard (deu)
                            Greek (ell)
                            Hungarian (hun)
                            Latin (lat)
                            Nahuatl, Tetelcingo (nhg)
                            Polish (pol)
                            Sanskrit (san)
                            Slovenian (slv)
                            Sindhi (snd)
                            Middle English (enm)
                            Old English (ang)
                            Old Georgian (oge)
Language Family(ies): Baltic
                            East Scandinavian
                            Finno-Lappic
                            Indo-Aryan
                            Italic
                            Uralic
                            West Scandinavian

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=18032


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