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LINGUIST List 20.1599

Sat Apr 25 2009

Books: Syntax: Harris

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Message 1: Georgian Syntax: Harris
Date: 23-Apr-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Georgian Syntax: Harris
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Title: Georgian Syntax
Subtitle: A Study in Relational Grammar
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 33
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Alice C. Harris
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521109710 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521109710 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 43.00
Abstract:

Georgian has sometimes been described as a language that is 'totally
irregular', where the notions of 'subject', 'object' and 'indirect object'
have no relevance. Although it is often cited in work on general
linguistics, language universals and language typology, no systematic
account of the syntax of this morphologically complex language has been
available for Western linguists. Dr. Harris's work fills this important
need, and indeed her book provides one of the best and most thorough
studies available in English of the syntax of a non-Indo-European language.
Working in the framework of relational grammar - a framework that is
attracting great interest - Dr. Harris shows that Georgian does have
constructions found in better-known languages, and the study of individual
languages to the development of linguistic theory.

Preface;
Introduction;
1. Syntactic tests for termhood;
2. Case marking in series I and II;
3. Object camouflage;
4. Object raising;
5. Causative clause union;
6. Version: rules that create indirect objects;
7. Passivization;
8. Inversion;
9. Why pattern is not reducible to pattern B;
10. Non-finite verb forms;
11. Retired term marking;
12. Transitivity;
13. Synthetic passives;
14. Reflexivization;
15. Number agreement;
16. The nature of the Georgian verb classes;
Epilogue.


Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Georgian (kat)

Written In: English (eng )

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