LINGUIST List 8.938

Fri Jun 27 1997

Books: Typology & Universals

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Message 1: New Book: Typology

Date: Sun, 22 Jun 1997 17:42:59 +0200 (MEST)
From: Christoph Eyrich <>
Subject: New Book: Typology

			 Bernd Kortmann

	 A Typology and History of Adverbial Subordinators 
		 Based on European Languages

		1997. 23 x 15.5 cm. XXIII, 425 pages. 
		 Cloth DM 248,-/approx. US$ 177.00
			 ISBN 3-11-015114-6 
	 Empirical Approaches to Language Typology 18

 Mouton de Gruyter * Berlin * New York

Based on the morphological, semantic and syntactic analysis of the
complete inventories of adverbial subordinators (like English while,
since, if, because, although) of some fifty European languages, this
ground-breaking monograph is the most comprehensive and innovative
account of adverbial subordinators to date. Besides laying the
theoretical and methodological foundations for the typological and
historical study of adverbial subordinators and related grammatical
categories, it takes a stand on, and offers fascinating insights into,
issues of central concern to all linguists interested in one or more
of the following subject areas: adverbial subordination, grammar,
typology, semiotics, semantics, cognitive linguistics,
grammaticalization and language history (especially the history of


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