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Books: The Vedic ya-presents: Kulikov

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Date: 07-Jun-2012
From: Eric van Broekhuizen <E.van.Broekhuizenrodopi.nl>
Subject: The Vedic ya-presents: Kulikov
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Title: The Vedic ya-presents
Subtitle: Passives and intransitivity in Old Indo-Aryan.
Published: 2012
Publisher: Rodopi
                http://www.rodopi.nl/

Book URL: www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=LEIDEN+19

Author: Leonid Kulikov
Electronic: ISBN: 9789401207973 Pages: 1024 Price: Europe EURO 190
Hardback: ISBN: 9789042035225 Pages: 1024 Price: Europe EURO 210
Abstract:

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

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Written In: English (eng)

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