Connectivity in Grammar and Discourse

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| Middle East Technical University, Ankara and University of Hamburg
| Middle East Technical University, Ankara and University of Hamburg
| Middle East Technical University, Ankara and University of Hamburg
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In this collection of carefully selected papers connectivity is looked at from the vantage points of language contact, language change, language acquisition, multilingual communication and related domains based on various European and Non-European languages. From typological and multilingual perspectives the focus of investigation is on the grammatical architecture of a number of linguistic devices that interconnect units of text and discourse. The volume is organized along central concepts: A general section deals with connectivity in language change and language acquisition, subdivisions are devoted to pronouns, topics and subjects, the role of finiteness in text and discourse, coordination and subordination and particles, adverbials and constructions. The editors’ preface introduces connectivity as an object of linguistic research.
[Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism, 5]  2007.  viii, 465 pp.
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Table of Contents
Table of contents
vii–viii
Connectivity as an object of linguistics
Jochen Rehbein, Christiane Hohenstein and Lukas Pietsch
1–18
Aspects of language change and language acquisition
Grammaticalization of converb constructions: The case of Japanese -te conjunctive constructions
Masayoshi Shibatani
21–49
Contact, connectivity and language evolution
Yaron Matras
51–74
Allora: On the recurrence of function-word borrowing in contact situations with Italian as donor language
Thomas Stolz
75–99
Some notes on the syntax–pragmatics interface in bilingual children: German in contact with French / Italian
Natascha Müller
101–135
Pronouns, topics and subjects
Distribution and function of clitic object pronouns in popular16th-18th century Greek narratives: A synchronic and diachronic perspective
Chrystalla A. Thoma
139–163
Nominative subjects of non-finite clauses in Hiberno-English
Lukas Pietsch
165–184
Finiteness in text and discourse
Aspectotemporal connectivity in Turkic: Text construction, text subdivision, discourse types and taxis
Lars Johanson
187–198
Connectivity by means of finite elements in monolingual and bilingual Turkish discourse
Birsel Karakoç
199–227
Subordination – coordination
Alternative subordination strategies in Turkish
Celia Kerslake
231–258
Studying connectivity with the help of computer-readable corpora: Some exemplary analyses from modern and historical, written and spoken corpora
Nicole Baumgarten, Annette Herkenrath, Thomas Schmidt, Kai Wörner and Ludger Zeevaert
259–289
Discourse coordination in Turkish monolingual and Turkish-German bilingual children’s talk: işte
Annette Herkenrath
291–325
Adverbials, particles and constructions
Modal adverbs as discourse markers: A bilingual approach to the study of indeed
Karin Aijmer
329–344
„So, given this common theme...“: Linking constructions in discourse across languages
Kristin Bührig and Juliane House
345–365
An utterance-transcending connector: Particle to in utterance-final position in Japanese business reporting
Yuko Sugita
367–393
Between connectivity and modality: Reported speech in interpreter-mediated doctor-patient communication
Thomas Johnen and Bernd Meyer
395–417
Matrix constructions
Jochen Rehbein
419–447
Language index
449–450
Name index
451–455
Subject index
457–465
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDM – Bilingualism & multilingualism
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007060663