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LINGUIST List 19.3554

Fri Nov 21 2008

Books: Syntax/Typology/Ling Theories: Laury (Ed)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Crosslinguistic Studies of Clause Combining: Laury (Ed)


Message 1: Crosslinguistic Studies of Clause Combining: Laury (Ed)
Date: 21-Nov-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Crosslinguistic Studies of Clause Combining: Laury (Ed)
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Title: Crosslinguistic Studies of Clause Combining
Subtitle: The multifunctionality of conjunctions
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 80
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=TSL%2080

Editor: Ritva Laury
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289919 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289919 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027229939 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027229939 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

The study of clause combining has been advanced lately by increasing
interest in the study of actual language use in a typologically diverse set
of languages. A number of received understandings have been challenged,
among these the idea of clause combinations as being divisible into
subordination and coordination in a binary fashion. Connected to this idea
is the nature of conjunctions, a topic treated in several articles here.
Couched within the larger issue of the nature of categoriality in language,
several of the papers show that conjunctions are highly polyfunctional
items, and that clause combining is only one of the uses to which speakers
put them. Other topics treated in the volume are the historical development
of conjunctions and the use of formulaic main clause constructions as
projective units in conversation. The articles manifest both typological
and theoretical breadth. They are based on data from Bulgarian, English,
Estonian, Finnish, Indonesian, Japanese, and Spanish. The theoretical
approaches include discourse-functional, interactional, historical and
generative linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng )

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