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LINGUIST List 22.384

Sat Jan 22 2011

Books: Syntax/Typology/Semantics: Clancy

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , The Chain of Being and Having in Slavic: Clancy

Message 1: The Chain of Being and Having in Slavic: Clancy
Date: 21-Jan-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Chain of Being and Having in Slavic: Clancy
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Title: The Chain of Being and Having in Slavic
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 122
Published: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%20122

Author: Steven J. Clancy
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287427 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287427 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205896 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205896 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205896 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 149.00
Abstract:

The complex diachronic and synchronic status of the concepts be and
have can be understood only with consideration of their full range
of constructions and functions. Data from modern Slavic languages (Russian,
Czech, Polish, Bulgarian) provides a window into zero copulas, non-verbal
have expressions, and verbal constructions. From the perspective of
cognitive linguistics, be and have are analyzed in terms of a
blended prototype model, wherein existence/copula for be and
possession/relationship for have are inseparably combined. These
concepts are related to each other in their functions and meanings and
serve as organizing principles in a conceptual network of semantic
neighbors, including give, take, get, become, make, and verbs of
position and motion. Renewal and replacement of be and have
occur through processes of polysemization and suppletization involving
lexical items in this network.

Topics include polysemy, suppletion, tense/mood auxiliaries, modality,
causatives, evidentiality, function words, contact phenomena, syntactic
calques, and idiomatic constructions.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Morphology
                            Semantics
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Syntax
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup

Written In: English (eng )

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