LINGUIST List 29.4267

Thu Nov 01 2018

Books: Verbs, Clauses and Constructions: Medina, Alonso, Escarza (eds.)

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Date: 01-Nov-2018
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Subject: Verbs, Clauses and Constructions: Medina, Alonso, Escarza (eds.)
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Title: Verbs, Clauses and Constructions
Subtitle: Functional and Typological Approaches
Published: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Editor: Pilar Guerrero Medina
Editor: Roberto Torre Alonso
Editor: Raquel Vea Escarza
Hardback: ISBN: 9781527516670 Pages: 460 Price: U.K. £ 74.99

This volume brings together a collection of twenty contributions which offer a diversity of methodological tools and analytical issues concerning the study of different aspects of the role of verbs, clauses and constructions in a rich variety of languages such as Present-Day English, Old English, Old Saxon, French, Spanish, Arabic, German, Upper Sorbian, Latvian, Sino-Tibetan, and the Australian dialects Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra. The use of empirical data and the wide range of languages are the two main challenges addressed here. The book will serve to contribute to current literature on functional-oriented linguistics, incorporating linguistic typology, and corpus-based and contrastive perspectives. The volume is divided into three main parts. The first brings together eight contributions centrally related to the category of the verb both from a synchronic and diachronic perspective. The second part consists of five chapters which revolve around the syntax and semantics of clauses. Finally, the seven essays in the third section explore different formal and functional aspects of the study of constructions in an assortment of languages.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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