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:

$34724

Still Needed:

$40276

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: 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