LINGUIST List 32.3254
Fri Oct 15 2021
Books: Universal Semantic Syntax: Fortuin, Geerdink-Verkoren
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Title: Universal Semantic Syntax
Subtitle: A Semiotactic Approach
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 160
Publisher: Cambridge University Press http://cambridge.org
Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/grammar-and-syntax/universal-semantic-syntax-semiotactic-approach?format=PB
Author: Egbert Fortuin
Author: Hetty Geerdink-Verkoren
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108701587 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 31.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108701587 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 23.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108701587 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 28.00
Editor's note: This is a new edition of a previously announced title.
Syntactic theory has been dominated in the last decades by theories that disregard semantics in their approach to syntax. Presenting a truly semantic approach to syntax, this book takes as its primary starting point the idea that syntax deals with the relations between meanings expressed by form-meaning elements and that the same types of relations can be found cross-linguistically. The theory provides a way to formalize the syntactic relations between meanings so that each fragment of grammar can be analyzed in a clear-cut way. A comprehensive introduction into the theoretical concepts of the theory is provided, with analyzes of numerous examples in English and various other languages, European and non-European, to illustrate the concepts. The theory discussed will enable linguists to look for similarities between languages, while at the same time acknowledging important language specific features.
Part I. The Semiotactic Theory: 1. Basic theoretical principles; 2. Semiotactic relations and symbols; 3. Nexus: subject-predicate relation; 4. Valences; 5. Set expression 'SE'; 6. Nexus relation as entity (Bahuvrihi); 7. Negation; 8. The auxiliary verb 'do'; 9. Appositions; 10. Formal and syntactic sentences; 11. Abstraction; 12. The basic principles of the formalization; Part II. Application of the Theory: 1. Noun modifications; 2. Verb constructions; 3. Impersonal constructions; 4. Other constructions in non-European languages; 5. Word order and propositional contents; Conclusion: the syntactic theory from a semantic perspective.
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Written In: English (eng)
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