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Title: Prague Linguistic Circle Papers. Volume 4
Subtitle: Travaux du cercle linguistique de Prague nouvelle série
Edited By: Eva Hajičová
Peter Sgall
Jiri Hana
Tomáš Hoskovec
Series Title: Prague Linguistic Circle Papers / Travaux du cercle linguistique de Prague N.S.
Description:

The fourth volume of the revived series of “Travaux du Cercle linguistique de Prague” brings three contributions (by J. Vachek, O. Leška and V. Skalicka) connected with the classical period of the Prague School, as well as papers delivered at the conference “Function, Form, and Meaning: Bridges and Interfaces”, held in Prague in 1998. Some of the contributions concern issues of grammar of different languages including a syntactic annotation of a large Czech text corpus, a comparison of Hebrew conditionals with English, a characterization of the typology of the Indo-European verb. A further part focuses on topic-focus articulation (information sentence structure, functional sentence perspective), with a concept of ‘perspective’ introduced as close to but distinct from ‘topic’ and with three different viewpoints on the semantics of information structure. Two broader essays on the nature of language are then presented, while the last section analyzes the structure of free verse. The volume represents a contribution to the continuing fruitful interaction between the work of the Prague School and the more and less closely related approaches of linguists in other countries.


Table of Contents

Preface vii
Section I: The Prague tradition in retrospect
Prolegomena to the history of the Prague School of Linguistics
Josef Vachek 3
Anton Marty’s philosophy of language
Oldrich Leška 83
Die Typologie des Ungarischen
Vladimír Skalicka 101
Section II: Grammar
Theoretical description of language as a basis of corpus annotation: The case of Prague Dependency Treebank
Eva Hajicová 111 “Conditionals” in Hebrew and English: same or different?
Yishai Tobin 129
Sur la paradigmatisation du verbe indo-européen (deuxième partie)
Tomáš Hoskovec 143
Section III: Topic•focus articulation
The Russian genitive of negation in existential sentences: The role of Theme•Rheme structure reconsidered
Vladimir Borschev and Barbara H. Partee 185
Synonymy vs. differentiation of variant syntactic realizations of FSP functions
Libuše Dušková 251
Topic • Focus articulation as generalized quantification
Jaroslav Peregrin 263
Information structure and the partition of sentence meaning
Klaus von Heusinger 275
Section IV: General views
Freedom of language: Its nature, its sources, and its consequences
Petr Sgall 309
The natural order of cognitive events
Philip A. Luelsdorff 331
Section V: Poetics
The principle of free verse
Miroslav Červenka 365

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Functional & Systemic Ling
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ISBN: 158811175X
ISBN-13: 9781588111753
Pages: viii, 376 pp.
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