Clause Linkage in Cross Linguistic PerspectiveClause Linkage in Cross Linguistic Perspective

Data-Driven Approaches to Cross-Clausal Syntax Volker Gast, Holger Diessel ... Gradience in clause linkage A multi-factorial typological approach to clause linkage as depicted above leads to a non-discrete view of clause linkage.

Author: Volker Gast

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110280692


Page: 464

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The volume is a collection of thirteen papers given at the “Third Syntax of the World’s Languages” conference, complemented with four additional papers as well as an introduction by the editors. All contributions deal with clause combining, focusing on one or both of the following two dimensions of analysis: properties of the clauses involved, types of dependency. The studies are data-driven and have a cross-linguistic or typological orientation. In addition to survey papers the volume contains in-depth studies of particular languages, mostly based on original data collected in recent field work.

Adverbial Clauses in Cross Linguistic PerspectiveAdverbial Clauses in Cross Linguistic Perspective

Morphosyntactic properties and scope behavior of 'subordinate' clauses in Puma (Kiranti). In Volker Gast & Holger Diessel (eds.), Clause linkage in cross-linguistic perspective, 105−126. Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Author: Katja Hetterle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110409857


Page: 338

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This study investigates adverbial clauses from a cross-linguistic perspective. In line with other recent typological research in the context of complex sentences and clause-linkage, it proceeds from a detailed, multivariate analysis of the morphosyntactic characteristics of the phenomenon under scrutiny.

Adverbial Clauses in Cross Linguistic PerspectiveAdverbial Clauses in Cross Linguistic Perspective

This study investigates adverbial clauses from a cross-linguistic perspective.

Author: Katja Hetterle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110409963


Page: 338

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This study investigates adverbial clauses from a cross-linguistic perspective. In line with other recent typological research in the context of complex sentences and clause-linkage, it proceeds from a detailed, multivariate analysis of the morphosyntactic characteristics of the phenomenon under scrutiny.

Subordination Versus coordination in Sentence and Text Subordination Versus coordination in Sentence and Text

A Cross-linguistic Perspective Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen, Wiebke Ramm. A corpus - based perspective on clause linking patterns in English , French and Dutch * Christelle Cosme Université catholique de Louvain The two traditional clause ...

Author: Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027231095


Page: 359

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The papers collected in this volume (including a comprehensive introduction) investigate semantic and discourse-related aspects of subordination and coordination, in particular the relationship between subordination/coordination at the sentence level and subordination/coordination - or hierarchical/non-hierarchical organization - at the discourse level. The contributions in part I are concerned with central theoretical questions; part II consists of corpus-based cross-linguistic studies of clause combining and discourse structure, involving at least two of the languages English, German, Dutch, French and Norwegian; part III contains papers addressing specific - predominantly semantic - topics relating to German, English or French; and the papers in part IV approach the topic of subordination, coordination and rhetorical relations from a diachronic (Old Indic and Early Germanic) perspective. The book aims to contribute to a better understanding of information packaging on the sentence and text level related, within a particular language as well as cross-linguistically.

Clause Linking and Clause HierarchyClause Linking and Clause Hierarchy

The syntax and pragmatics of clause linkage and clause hierarchy: Some new perspectives Isabelle Bril LACITO (Laboratoire des Langues ... This collection of articles explores clause-linkage strategies in a cross-linguistic perspective.

Author: Isabelle Bril

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027205889


Page: 632

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This collective volume explores clause-linkage strategies in a cross-linguistic perspective with greater emphasis on subordination. Part I presents some theoretical reassessment of syntactic terminologies and distinctive criteria for subordination, as well as typological methods based on sets of variables and statistics allowing cross-linguistic comparability. Part II deals with strategies relating to clause-chaining, conjunctive conjugations, converbial constructions, masdars. Part III centers on the interaction between the syntax, pragmatics, and semantics of clause-linking and subordination, in relation to informa-tional structure, to referential hierarchy, and correlative constructions. Part IV presents insights in the clause-linking and subordinating functions of some T.A.M. markers, verbal inflectional morphology and conjugation systems, which may also interact with informa-tional hierarchy, via the backgrounding effects and lack of illocutionary force of some aspect and mood forms. The volume is of particular interest to linguists and typologists working on clause-linkage systems and on the interface between syntax, pragmatics, and semantics.

Clausal Complementation in South SlavicClausal Complementation in South Slavic

Clause Linkage in Cross-Linguistic Perspective (Data-Driven Approaches to Cross-Clausal Syntax), 1–36. Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. Giannakidou, Anastasia & Alda Mari. 2016. Mixed (non)veridicality and mood choice with emotive ...

Author: Björn Wiemer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110725858


Page: 498

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This volume assembles contributions addressing clausal complementation across the entire South Slavic territory. The main focus is on particular aspects of complementation, covering the contemporary standard languages as well as older stages and/or non-standard varieties and the impact of language contact, primarily with non-Slavic languages. Presenting in-depth studies, they thus contribute to the overarching collective aim of arriving at a comprehensive picture of the patterns of clausal complementation on which South Slavic languages profile against a wider typological background, but also diverge internally if we look closer at details in the contemporary stage and in diachronic development. The volume divides into an introduction setting the stage for the single case-studies, an article developing a general template of complementation with a detailed overview of the components relevant for South Slavic, studies addressing particular structural phenomena from different theoretical viewpoints, and articles focusing on variation in space and/or time.

Converbs in Cross Linguistic PerspectiveConverbs in Cross Linguistic Perspective

Nijmegen : Dekker - van de Vegt N. V. Linguistic materials , for the most part unpublished , bequeathed to the ... 1987b “ Finiteness and non - finiteness as parameters in clause linkage ” , in : Pirkko Lilius - Mirja Saari ( eds . ) ...

Author: Martin Haspelmath

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110884463


Page: 575

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The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis may shed new light on long-standing problems in general linguistics.

Information Structure in a Cross Linguistic PerspectiveInformation Structure in a Cross Linguistic Perspective

On the role of corpora in cross-linguistic research. In Stig Johansson and Signe Oksefjell (eds): Corpora and Crosslinguistic Research: Theory, Method, and Case Studies, 3-24. Amsterdam: Rodopi. ... Towards a typology of clause linkage.


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004334250


Page: 244

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The present volume draws together contributions from a number of scholars with an interest in empirical, cross-linguistic description. Most of the papers were first presented at the symposium Information Structure in a Cross-linguistic Perspective held in Oslo in November/December 2000. The descriptions are functionally oriented, and their common focus is how information structure – in a broad sense – can be compared across languages. 'Information structure' has been approached in a variety of ways by the authors, so as to give a broad picture of this fundamental principle of text production, involving the way in which a speaker/writer chooses to present a message in terms of given/new information, focus, cohesion, and point of view. Central to much of the research is the problem of establishing criteria for isolating linguistic constraints on language use from cultural-linguistic conventions in text production. The linguistic comparison includes English, German and/or one of the Scandinavian languages, with sidelights to other languages. Most of the papers are text- or corpus-based, and the ongoing work on parallel corpora in Scandinavia is reflected in several contributions.

A grammar of Sanzhi DargwaA grammar of Sanzhi Dargwa

Semantic role universals and argument linking: Theoretical, typological and psycholinguistic perspectives, 127–154. Berlin: de Gruyter. ... Clause linkage in cross-linguistic perspective, 127–156. Berlin: de Gruyter. Creissels, Denis.

Author: Diana Forker

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 9783961101962


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Sanzhi Dargwa belongs to the Dargwa (Dargi) languages (ISO dar; Glottocode sanz1248) which form a subgroup of the East Caucasian (Nakh-Dagestanian) language family. Sanzhi Dargwa is spoken by approximately 250 speakers and is severely endangered. This book is the first comprehensive descriptive grammar of Sanzhi, written from a typological perspective. It treats all major levels of grammar (phonology, morphology, syntax) and also information structure. Sanzhi Dargwa is structurally similar to other East Caucasian languages, in particular Dargwa languages. It has a relatively large consonant inventory including pharyngeal and ejective consonants. Sanzhi morphology is concatenative and mainly suffixing. The language exhibits a mixture of dependent-marking in the form of a rich case inventory and head-marking in the form of verbal agreement. Nouns are divided into three genders. Verbal inflection conflates tense/aspect/mood/evidentiality in a rich array of synthetic and analytic verb forms as well as participles, converbs, a masdar (verbal noun), and infinitive and some other forms used in analytic tenses and subordinate clauses. Salient traits of the grammar are two independently operating agreement systems: gender/number agreement and person agreement. Within the nominal domain, modifiers agree with the head nominal in gender/number. Agreement within the clausal domain is mainly controlled by the argument in the absolutive case. Person agreement operates only at the clausal level and according to the person hierarchy 1, 2 > 3. Sanzhi has ergative alignment in the form of gender/number agreement and ergative case marking. The most frequent word order at the clause level is SOV, though all other logically possible word orders are also attested. In subordinate clauses, word order is almost exclusively head-final.