LINGUIST List 25.5024

Thu Dec 11 2014

Books: Semantic Spaces of Persian Light Verbs: Family

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 09-Dec-2014
From: Stephanie Paalvast <paalvastbrill.com>
Subject: Semantic Spaces of Persian Light Verbs: Family
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Title: Semantic Spaces of Persian Light Verbs
Subtitle: A Constructionist Account
Series Title: Brill's Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Brill
http://www.brill.com


Book URL: http://www.brill.com/products/book/semantic-spaces-persian-light-verbs


Author: Neiloufar Family

Hardback: ISBN: 9789004243026 Pages: 252 Price: Europe EURO 110
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004243026 Pages: 252 Price: U.S. $ 142


Abstract:

In "Semantic Spaces of Persian Light Verbs", Neiloufar Family exposes the semantic organization of light verb constructions in Persian. By clustering constructions based on semantic properties, she provides an insightful and more global view of a system that has been notoriously difficult to classify.

Using diagrams as visual aids, Neiloufar Family takes a novel, bottom-up approach to analysing the light verb system, starting from small sets of constructions and mapping out consistent patterns. Her analysis leads to a deeper understanding of the structure of semantic spaces within the verbal system in Persian, and other languages that use light verbs. This research provides a blueprint for understanding existing verbal constructions and productively creating new ones.



Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax

Subject Language(s): Persian, Iranian (pes)


Written In: English (eng)

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