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


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Latin: A Linguistic Introduction

By Renato Oniga and Norma Shifano

Applies the principles of contemporary linguistics to the study of Latin and provides clear explanations of grammatical rules alongside diagrams to illustrate complex structures.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Ancient Language, and the Dialect of Cornwall, with an Enlarged Glossary of Cornish Provincial Words

By Frederick W.P. Jago

Containing around 3,700 dialect words from both Cornish and English,, this glossary was published in 1882 by Frederick W. P. Jago (1817–92) in an effort to describe and preserve the dialect as it too declined and it is an invaluable record of a disappearing dialect and way of life.


New from Brill!

ad

Linguistic Bibliography for the Year 2013

The Linguistic Bibliography is by far the most comprehensive bibliographic reference work in the field. This volume contains up-to-date and extensive indexes of names, languages, and subjects.


Book Information

   

Title: The Vedic ya-presents
Subtitle: Passives and intransitivity in Old Indo-Aryan.
Written By: Leonid Kulikov
URL: www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=LEIDEN+19
Description:

This book is the first comprehensive study of the Vedic present formations
with the suffix 'ya' (‘ 'ya'-presents’ for short), including both present
passives with the accented suffix 'yá' and non-passive -'ya'-presents with
the accent on the root (class IV in the Indian tradition). It offers a
complete survey of all 'ya'-presents attested in the Vedic corpus. The
main issue in the spotlight of this monograph is the relationship between
form (accent placement, diathesis) and function (passive/non-passive) in
the system of the 'ya'-presents – one of the most solidly attested present
classes in Sanskrit. One of the aims of the present study is to corroborate
the systematic correlation between accent placement and the
passive/non-passive distinction: passives bear the accent on the suffix,
while non-passives have the accent on the root. The book also focuses on
the position of the passive within the system of voices and
valency-changing categories in Old Indo-Aryan.

Contents
Preface
Contents
Abbreviations
Introduction
Vedic -'ya'-formations: preliminaries
Syntactic and semantic preliminaries
Corpus of texts and evaluation of evidence
The structure of the survey of -'ya'-presents
A Survey of Vedic '-ya-' presents
Middle -'ya'-presents with suffix accentuation
Middle -'ya'-presents with root accentuation
Middle -'ya'-presents with fluctuating accentuation
Unaccented middle -'ya'-presents
Active -'ya'-presents
'Cyáti' presents
'A Systematic Analysis and Classification of -ya-presents'
Morphophonological classes of -'ya'-stems
Semantics of -'ya'-presents
Transitivity alternations and paradigmatic oppositions within the system of
-'ya'-presents
Remarks on paradigmatic properties of -'ya'-presents
-'ya'-passives and other passive formations
Diathesis fluctuations in -'ya'-presents
Vedic -'ya'-presents in a diachronic perspective
'Appendices'
Post-Vedic -'ya'-presents: a selection
Vedic quasi-denominatives and their passives
-'yá'-passives and other formations attested in the passive usage: a synopsis
'Bibliography'
Texts
Secondary literature
Abbreviations
'Indices'
Index verborum
Index locorum
Index rerum

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Rodopi
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
Morphology
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
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: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789401207973
Pages: 1024
Prices: Europe EURO 190
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789042035225
Pages: 1024
Prices: Europe EURO 210