Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34378

Still Needed:

$40622

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


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


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   

Title: Principles of the Relation between Local Adverb, Verb and Sentence Particle in Hittite
Written By: F.A. Tjerkstra
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=10&pid=10011
Series Title: Cuneiform Monographs
Description:

This book deals with the function of the so-called 'local adverbs' in
Hittite, and the relation between their use and the occurrence of so-called
'sentence particles'. The local adverbs have traditionally been explained
as postpositions, preverbs or adverbs, depending on their position in the
sentence. In this book, the function of the local adverbs is described in
terms of their relation with the verb. Local adverbs belonging to the verb
form a semantic particle. Independent local adverbs have no relation with
the verb, but function as postpositions or independent adverbs. A new
lexical description of all Hittite verbs, in the absence of native
speakers, necessarily based on the study of all available 'predicate
frames', will be necessary to define the function of the Hittite local
adverbs in each of their attestations. In this book, the evidence of four
common Hittite 'verbs of motion' has been analysed as a specimen study. In
the last section the situation in a much better-known language, Homeric
Greek, where the same problems confront the researcher, is adduced for
comparison.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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): Morphology
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Hittite

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9056930281
ISBN-13: 9789056930288
Pages: 216 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 128
Europe EURO 95