It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Prepositions in their Syntactic, Semantic and Pragmatic Context
The growing interest in prepositions is reflected by this impressive collection of papers from leading scholars of various fields. The selected contributions of Prepositions in their Syntactic, Semantic and Pragmatic Context focus on the local and temporal semantics of prepositions in relation to their context, too. Following an introduction which puts this new approach into a thematical and historical perspective, the volume presents fifteen studies in the following areas: The semantics of space dynamics (mainly on French prepositions); Language acquisition (aphasia and code-switching); Artificial intelligence (mainly of English prepositions); Specific languages: Hebrew (from a number of perspectives -- syntax, semiotics, and sociolinguistic impact on morphology), Maltese, the Melanesian English-based Creole Bislama, and Biblical translations into Judeo-Greek.
Table of Contents
Preface Susanne Feigenbaum and Dennis Kurzon 1 Instability and the theory of semantic forms: Starting from the case of prepositions Yves-Marie Visetti and Pierre Cadiot 9 Schematics and motifs in the semantics of prepositions Pierre Cadiot 41 The theoretical status of prepositions: The case of the “prospective use” of in Franck Lebas 59 Temporal semantics of prepositions in context David S. Brée and Ian E. Pratt-Hartmann 75 Prepositions and context Ian E. Pratt-Hartmann and Nissim Francez 115 Prepositional phrases as noun modifiers in contemporary Hebrew: Grammatical, semantic and pragmatic motivations Esther Borochovsky and Hava Reppen 127 The Hebrew prepositions mi-/min ‘from, of’: Same or different? Yishai Tobin 145 A contrastive analysis of French and Hebrew prepositions: The case of sans, bli-belo and lelo Susanne Feigenbaum 171 A language in change: Declined prepositions in spoken Modern Hebrew as a case study Inbar Kimchi-Angert 193 The French preposition in contact with Hebrew Miriam Ben-Rafael 209 ‘Preposition’ as functor: The case of long in Bislama Dennis Kurzon 231 Prepositions in modern Judeo-Greek (JG) Biblical translations Julia G. Krivoruchko 249 uddiem and some remarks on grammatical aspects of Maltese prepositions Rami Saari 269 Locative prepositions in language acquisition and aphasia Mark Leikin 283 Index 299