Contrastive Studies in Verbal Valency

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| NTNU Trondheim
| University of Mainz
| University of Naples Federico II
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In recent years, issues of verbal valency, valency alternations and verb classes have seen a new upsurge of interest from a variety of perspectives. This book comprises articles investigating valency phenomena on a contrastive basis within Romance, Germanic and Slavic, and also in Basque and in the West-African language Ga, as well as classical Greek and Sanskrit. Phenomena include transitive and ditransitive constructions and alternations, involving reflexives, cognate objects, ’null’ objects, case (in its syntagmatic and paradigmatic aspects), and infinitives, mostly in a synchronic perspective. Aiming at a closer understanding of the range of regularities falling within the concept of valency frames, the book offers a representative array of current assumptions, hypotheses, methodologies and new findings within the overall field. The volume will provide a valuable resource for researchers and students both in general linguistics and in the relevant language particular disciplines.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 237]  2017.  vii, 476 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu In Memoriam
vii
Introduction. Issues in contrastive valency studies
Lars Hellan, Andrej L. Malchukov and Michela Cennamo
2–24
Part I. Argument coding
28–174
Multiple case binding – The principled underspecification of case exponency
Werner Abraham and Elisabeth Leiss
28–82
Infinitives: A comparative German-Norwegian study
Dorothee Beermann
84–108
A labeling system for valency: Linguistic coverage and applications
Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu and Lars Hellan
110–149
Non-canonical valency patterns in Basque, variation and evolution
Denis Creissels and Céline Mounole
152–174
Part II. Valency rearranging alternations
178–294
Exploring the domain of ditransitive constructions: Ditransitive splits and ditransitive alternations across languages
Andrej L. Malchukov
178–218
Cognate constructions in Italian and beyond: A lexical semantic approach
Chiara Melloni and Francesca Masini
220–250
Object omission and the semantics of predicates in Italian in a comparative perspective
Michela Cennamo
252–273
On animacy restrictions for the null object in Brazilian Portuguese
Sonia M. L. Cyrino
276–294
Part III. Voice and valency changing (uncoded/coded) alternations and markers
298–469
Between Passive and Middle: Evidence from Greek and beyond
Leonid Kulikov and Nikolaos Lavidas
298–325
Valency alternations between inflection and derivation: A contrastive analysis of Italian and German
Livio Gaeta
328–373
Pronominal verbs across European languages: What Spanish alternating pronominal verbs reveal
Ismael Iván Teomiro García
376–406
Semantic constraints on the reflexive/non-reflexive alternation of Romanian unaccusatives
Adina Dragomirescu and Alexandru Nicolae
408–430
Circumfixed causatives in Polish against a panorama of active and non-active voice morphology
Anna Malicka-Kleparska
432–469
Language index
471–472
Subject index
473–476
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016048823