LINGUIST List 31.2624

Thu Aug 20 2020

Books: Syntactic and Semantic Variation in Copular Sentences: Wilson

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Date: 20-Aug-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Syntactic and Semantic Variation in Copular Sentences: Wilson
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Title: Syntactic and Semantic Variation in Copular Sentences
Subtitle: Insights from Classical Hebrew
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 261
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/la.261

Author: Daniel J. Wilson
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260963 Pages: 159 Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260963 Pages: 159 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260963 Pages: 159 Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207135 Pages: 159 Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207135 Pages: 159 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207135 Pages: 159 Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

This book presents a novel account of syntactic and semantic variation in copular and existential sentences in Classical Hebrew. Like many languages, the system of Classical Hebrew copular sentences is quite complex, containing zero, pronominal, and verbal forms as well as eventive and inchoative semantics. Approaching this subject from the framework of Distributed Morphology provides an elegant and comprehensive explanation for both the syntactic and semantic variation in these sentences. This book also presents a theoretical model for analyzing copular sentences in other languages included related phenomena– such as pseudo-copulas. It is also a demonstration of what can be gained by applying modern linguistic analyses to dead languages. Citing and building off previous studies on this topic, this book will be of interest to those interested in the theoretical examination of copular and existential sentences and to those interested in Classical Hebrew more specifically.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Hebrew, Ancient (hbo)

Written In: English (eng)

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