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LINGUIST List 22.66

Wed Jan 05 2011

Books: Syntax/Typology/Morphology: Malchukov, Haspelmath, Comrie (Eds)

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        1.     Julia Ulrich , Studies in Ditransitive Constructions: Malchukov, Haspelmath, Comrie (Eds)

Message 1: Studies in Ditransitive Constructions: Malchukov, Haspelmath, Comrie (Eds)
Date: 21-Dec-2010
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Studies in Ditransitive Constructions: Malchukov, Haspelmath, Comrie (Eds)
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Title: Studies in Ditransitive Constructions
Subtitle: A Comparative Handbook
Published: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110220360-1

Editor: Andrej L. Malchukov
Editor: Martin Haspelmath
Editor: Bernard Comrie
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110220377 Pages: 772 Price: Europe EURO 199.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110220360 Pages: 772 Price: Europe EURO 199.95
Abstract:

This rich volume deals comprehensively with cross-linguistic variation in
the morphosyntax of ditransitive constructions: constructions formed with
verbs (like give) that take Agent, Theme and Recipient arguments. For the
first time, a broadly cross-linguistic perspective is adopted. The present
volume, consisting of an overview article and twenty-odd in-depth studies
of ditransitive constructions in individual languages from different
continents, arose from the conference on ditransitive constructions held at
the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig) in 2007.
It opens with the editors' survey article providing an overview of
cross-linguistic variation in ditransitive constructions, followed by the
questionnaire on ditransitive constructions, compiled by the editors in
order to elicit various properties of these patterns. The editors' overview
discusses formal properties of ditransitive constructions as well as
behavioral (or syntactic) and lexical properties (i.e., the extension of
ditransitive constructions across different verb classes).

The volume includes 23 contributions describing properties of ditransitive
constructions in languages from all over the world, written by leading
experts. Care has been taken that the contributions to the volume will be
representative of structural, geographic and genealogical diversity in the
domain of ditransitive constructions. Thus the present volume provides a
unique source of information on typological diversity of ditransitive
constructions. It is expected that it will be of central interest to all
scholars and advanced students of linguistics, especially to those working
in the field of language typology and comparative syntax.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Syntax
                            Typology
                            Functional Grammar
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng )

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