Discourse grammar and typology : papers in honor of John W.M. Verhaar
- edited by Werner Abraham, T. Givón, Sandra A. Thompson.
- Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 1995.
- Physical description
- 352 p.
- Studies in language companion series 0165-7763 ; v. 27
At the library
- 1. Introduction--
- 2. Curriculum vitae (by Verhaar, S.J., John W.M.)--
- 3. List of publications--
- Section I: Transitivity and voice--
- 5. Diathesis: The Middle, Particularly in West-Germanic (by Abraham, Werner)--
- 6. How many Transitivisers are in Kope? (by Clifton, John M.)--
- 7. Complement Clauses versus Relative Clauses: Some Khmer Evidence (by Comrie, Bernard)--
- 8. The two Prototypes of Ditransitive Verbs: The Indonesian Evidence (by Kaswanti, Bambang Purwo)--
- Section II: Clausal modality--
- 10. The Assertion of High Subjective Certainty: Mufian (Papua New Guinea) Oral Narratives (by Conrad, Robert J.)--
- 11. On the German werden Future (by Heine, Bernd)--
- 12. The Category 'Event' in Natural Discourse and Logic (by Hopper, Paul J.)--
- Section III: Typology and discourse categories--
- 14. The Category 'S' in English Conversation (by Fox, Barbara A.)--
- 15. A Semantic Basis for Grammatical Typology (by Wierzbicka, Anna)--
- Section IV: Language and culture--
- 17. Grammatical Signs of the Divided Self: A Study of Language and Culture (by Haiman, John)--
- 18. Language and Culture of Inner Asia's Borderland (by Li, Charles N.)--
- Section V: Functionality--
- 20. Multifunctionality and the Realization Problem in Modelling Discourse Production (by Cumming, Susanna)--
- 21. Towards an Understanding of Linguistic Evolution and the Notion 'X has a Function Y' (by Durie, Mark)--
- 22. "Lice he no good": on [r] and [l] in Tok Pisin (by Romaine, Suzanne)--
- 23. Form and Meaning in Morphology (by Zwanenburg, Wiecher)--
- 24. Subject Index--
- 25. List of contributors and their academic affiliations.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This volume combines papers selected for their affinity with work on discourse analysis and language typology. The methodological platform is the authors' conviction that all linguistic work needs to be empirical in the sense that (1) generalizations are to be made on the basis of spoken texts in larger contexts, (2) generalizations are correct only as long as pertinent linguistic material does not contradict them, and (3) that linguistic categories and rules are of a temporal nature. In this sense, the contributions represent 'functional typological' comparison, often of languages not frequently investigated. The papers are arranged in 5 groups: Transitivity and voice; Clausal modality; Typology and discourse categories; Language and Culture; Functionality.
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