Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


Book Information

   
Sun Image

Title: Adverbial Subordination A Typology and History of Adverbial Subordinators Based on European Languages
Written By: Bernd Kortmann
Series Title: Empirical Approaches to Language Typology 18
Description:

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 English).

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Semantics
Syntax
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110151146
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 425
Prices: US$ 177.00