LINGUIST List 22.384

Sat Jan 22 2011

Books: Syntax/Typology/Semantics: Clancy

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , The Chain of Being and Having in Slavic: Clancy

Message 1: The Chain of Being and Having in Slavic: Clancy
Date: 21-Jan-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Chain of Being and Having in Slavic: Clancy
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Title: The Chain of Being and Having in Slavic Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 122 Published: 2010 Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%20122

Author: Steven J. Clancy Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287427 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287427 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205896 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205896 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205896 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 149.00
Abstract:

The complex diachronic and synchronic status of the concepts be andhave can be understood only with consideration of their full rangeof constructions and functions. Data from modern Slavic languages (Russian,Czech, Polish, Bulgarian) provides a window into zero copulas, non-verbalhave expressions, and verbal constructions. From the perspective ofcognitive linguistics, be and have are analyzed in terms of ablended prototype model, wherein existence/copula for be andpossession/relationship for have are inseparably combined. Theseconcepts are related to each other in their functions and meanings andserve as organizing principles in a conceptual network of semanticneighbors, including give, take, get, become, make, and verbs ofposition and motion. Renewal and replacement of be and haveoccur through processes of polysemization and suppletization involvinglexical items in this network.

Topics include polysemy, suppletion, tense/mood auxiliaries, modality,causatives, evidentiality, function words, contact phenomena, syntacticcalques, and idiomatic constructions.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science                             Morphology                             Semantics                             Sociolinguistics                             Syntax Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
Written In: English (eng )

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