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LINGUIST List 21.2133

Thu May 06 2010

Books: Morphology/Semantics/Syntax/Typology: Zúñiga, Kittilä (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Benefactives and Malefactives: Zúñiga, Kittilä (Eds)

Message 1: Benefactives and Malefactives: Zúñiga, Kittilä (Eds)
Date: 04-May-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Benefactives and Malefactives: Zúñiga, Kittilä (Eds)
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Title: Benefactives and Malefactives
Subtitle: Typological perspectives and case studies
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 92
Published: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=TSL%2092

Editor: Fernando Zúñiga
Editor: Seppo Kittilä
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288318 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288318 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206732 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206732 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

Benefactives are constructions used to express that a state of affairs
holds to someone's advantage. The same construction sometimes also serves
as a malefactive, whose meanings are generally not a simple mirror image of
the benefactive. Benefactive constructions cover a wide range of phenomena:
malefactive passives, general and specialized benefactive cases and
adpositions, serial verb constructions and converbal constructions
(including e.g. verbs of giving and taking), benefactive applicatives, and
other morphosyntactic strategies. The present book is the first collection
of its kind to be published on this topic. It includes both typological
surveys and in-depth descriptive studies, exploring both the
morphosyntactic properties and the semantic nuances of phenomena ranging
from the familiar English double-object construction and the Japanese
adversative passive to comparable phenomena found in lesser-known languages
of Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

The book will appeal to typologists and linguists interested in linguistic
diversity and it will also be a useful reference work for linguists working
on language description.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Semantics
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng )

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