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Title: Typological Studies in Participation
Edited By: Christian Lehmann
Series Title: Studia Typologica 7
Description:

The volume contains two papers that center around the coding of semantic
relations by syntactic relations and the grammatical reflection of the
arrangement of participants in a situation, called participation.

Lehmann and Shin take the onomasiological perspective and treat the
linguistic representation of diverse instrumental and comitative relations
as expressed in a number of languages (English, German, Hmong, Japanese,
Kambera, Kayardild, Khmer, Kolyma Yukaghir, Korean, Lezgian, Mandarin
Chinese, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Yidin and Yucatec Maya). They present a
comprehensive framework for the typological investigation of the functional
domain of concomitance, distinguishing between a number of more specific
participant relations, viz. PARTNER, COMPANION, VEHICLE, TOOL, MATERIAL,
MANNER, and CIRCUMSTANCE.

Taking the semasiological perspective instead, Lehmann and Verhoeven focus
on the accommodation of peripheral participants in incorporative
structures. They contrast noun incorporation in Yucatec Maya with the same
process in several other languages (Nahuatl, Guaraní, Mayali and Samoan),
which also use noun incorporation as a device to change the participant
structure.

Table of contents:
CHRISTIAN LEHMANN: Preface
CHRISTIAN LEHMANN & YONG-MIN SHIN: The functional domain of concomitance. A
typological study of instrumental and comitative relations
CHRISTIAN LEHMANN & ELISABETH VERHOEVEN: Noun incorporation and
participation. A typological study on participant association with
particular reference to Yucatec Maya

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Akademie Verlag GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Typology
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
German
Gunwinggu
Kayardild
Miao, Central Huishui
Itzá
Japanese
Korean
Khmer, Central
Lezghian
Nahuatl, Classical
Chiripá
Kambera
Samoan
Thai
Turkish
Vietnamese
Yidiny
Yukaghir, Northern
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3050037024
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 189
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