Contrastive Studies in Verbal Valency

| NTNU Trondheim
| University of Mainz
| University of Naples Federico II
ISBN 9789027257208 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027266095 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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
Introduction. Issues in contrastive valency studies
Lars Hellan, Andrej L. Malchukov and Michela Cennamo
Part I. Argument coding
Multiple case binding – The principled underspecification of case exponency
Werner Abraham and Elisabeth Leiss
Infinitives: A comparative German-Norwegian study
Dorothee Beermann
A labeling system for valency: Linguistic coverage and applications
Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu and Lars Hellan
Non-canonical valency patterns in Basque, variation and evolution
Denis Creissels and Céline Mounole
Part II. Valency rearranging alternations
Exploring the domain of ditransitive constructions: Ditransitive splits and ditransitive alternations across languages
Andrej L. Malchukov
Cognate constructions in Italian and beyond: A lexical semantic approach
Chiara Melloni and Francesca Masini
Object omission and the semantics of predicates in Italian in a comparative perspective
Michela Cennamo
On animacy restrictions for the null object in Brazilian Portuguese
Sonia M. L. Cyrino
Part III. Voice and valency changing (uncoded/coded) alternations and markers
Between Passive and Middle: Evidence from Greek and beyond
Leonid Kulikov and Nikolaos Lavidas
Valency alternations between inflection and derivation: A contrastive analysis of Italian and German
Livio Gaeta
Pronominal verbs across European languages: What Spanish alternating pronominal verbs reveal
Ismael Iván Teomiro García
Semantic constraints on the reflexive/non-reflexive alternation of Romanian unaccusatives
Adina Dragomirescu and Alexandru Nicolae
Circumfixed causatives in Polish against a panorama of active and non-active voice morphology
Anna Malicka-Kleparska
Language index
Subject index
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Beermann, Dorothee & Lars Hellan
2020.  In West African languages. Linguistic theory and communication, Crossref logo
Hellan, Lars
2019. Construction-Based Compositional Grammar. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 28:2  pp. 101 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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