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LINGUIST List 18.1204

Fri Apr 20 2007

Books: Syntax/Typology: Verhoeven

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        1.     Peranteau, Experiential Constructions in Yucatec Maya: Verhoeven



Message 1: Experiential Constructions in Yucatec Maya: Verhoeven
Date: 20-Apr-2007
From: Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Experiential Constructions in Yucatec Maya: Verhoeven


Title: Experiential Constructions in Yucatec Maya
Subtitle: A typologically based analysis of a functional domain in a Mayan language
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 87
Published: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%2087

Author: Elisabeth Verhoeven
Hardback: ISBN: 9027230978 Pages: 394 Price: U.S. $ 144.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027230978 Pages: 394 Price: Europe EURO 120.00
Abstract:

This book combines a fieldwork-based language-specific analysis with a
typological investigation. It offers a detailed and comprehensive analysis
of the form and semantics of experiencer constructions in Yucatec, the
Mayan language of the Yucatecan peninsula in Mexico. Since the linguistic
expression of experience is not restricted to a specific grammatical area
the study touches a great variety of grammatical fields in the language
such as argument structure, grammatical relations, possessive
constructions, subordinate constructions, etc. The empirical analysis of
the Yucatec data is preceded by a thorough examination of the functional
domain and the cross-linguistic coding of experience which until now could
not be found in the literature. This study will be of interest to scholars
working in the fields of typology and Native American linguistics, and
especially to those interested in argument structure and the
syntax-semantics interface.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Maya, Yucat√°n (yua)

Written In: English (eng )

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