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LINGUIST List 18.207

Fri Jan 19 2007

Books: Morphology/Syntax/Semantics: Zúñiga

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Deixis and Alignment: Zúñiga


Message 1: Deixis and Alignment: Zúñiga
Date: 18-Jan-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Deixis and Alignment: Zúñiga


Title: Deixis and Alignment
Subtitle: Inverse systems in indigenous languages of the Americas
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 70
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=TSL%2070

Author: Fernando Zúñiga
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027229823 Pages: 309 Price: Europe EURO 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027229823 Pages: 309 Price: U.S. $ 144.00
Abstract:

This book proposes an notion of inverse that differs from two widespread
positions found in descriptive and typological studies (one of them
restrictive and structure-oriented, the other broad and function-centered).
The third stance put forward here takes both grammar and pragmatic
functions into account, but it also relates the opposition between direct
and inverse verbs and clauses to an opposition between deictic values,
thereby achieving two advantageous goals: it meaningfully circumvents one
of the usual analytic dilemmas, namely whether a given construction is
passive or inverse, and it refines our understanding of the
cross-linguistic typology of inversion. This framework is applied to the
description of the morphosyntax of eleven Amerindian languages (Algonquian:
Plains Cree, Miami-Illinois, Ojibwa; Kutenai; Sahaptian: Sahaptin, Nez
Perce; Kiowa-Tanoan: Arizona Tewa, Picurís, Southern Tiwa, Kiowa;
Mapudungun).

Table of contents

Foreword ix
List of abbreviations xi-xii
Introduction 1-4
I. Alignment and direction 5-28
II. A theory of direction 29-68
III. Algonquian languages 69-128
IV. Kutenai 129-144
V. Sahaptian languages 145-172
VI. Kiowa-Tanoan languages 173-210
VII. Mapudungun 211-244
VIII. Conclusions 245-264
Appendix 1: Algonquian paradigms 265-272
Appendix 2: Analysis of Kiowa personal prefixes 273-274
Appendix 3: Optimality-theoretic syntax of inverses 275-285
References 287-300
Language index 301
Author index 303-305
Subject index 307-309

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Semantics
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Mapudungun (arn)
                            Cree, Plains (crk)
                            Kiowa (kio)
                            Kutenai (kut)
                            Miami (mia)
                            Nez Perce (nez)
                            Ojibwa, Western (ojw)
                            Tewa (tew)
                            Tiwa, Southern (tix)
                            Umatilla (uma)
Language Family(ies): Algonquian
                            Kiowa
                            Kiowa Tanoan
                            Sahaptin

Written In: English (eng )

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