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LINGUIST List 24.3353

Sat Aug 24 2013

Books: Languages Across Boundaries: Bakker, Haspelmath (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 23-Aug-2013
From: Linda Steglich <linda.steglichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Languages Across Boundaries: Bakker, Haspelmath (Eds)
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Title: Languages Across Boundaries
Subtitle: Studies in Memory of Anna Siewierska
Published: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/210512?format=B

Editor: Dik Bakker
Editor: Martin Haspelmath
Paperback: ISBN: 9783110331035 Pages: 400 Price: Europe EURO 29.95
Abstract:

This book is dedicated to Anna Siewierska, who died, far too young, in 2011. It contains 15 contributions by 20 linguists who may be counted among the foremost scholars in the field of linguistic typology. All of these articles discuss a topic that is prominent in Anna's work, whose journal articles and monographs on the passive, on word order, and on the category of person are standard literature in these respective fields. Mindful of Anna's last monograph, Person, the majority of the contributions in this volume discuss free and bound person forms, argument indexing, reference tracking systems, impersonals, and related issues, such as suppletion and incompleteness in person paradigms, the origin of referential systems, dependent versus independent marking, and referential hierarchies. Other topics are grammatical alignment, grammatical voice, ditransitives, and word order. Most of the contributions take a broad, typological perspective. Others give a more in depth treatment, based on data from a specific language, notably Spanish, Russian, Mandinka, and Mohawk. The book contains a complete bibliography of Anna Siewierska's linguistic production.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Typology
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Mandinka (mnk)
                            Mohawk (moh)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng)

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