The Communicative Perspective in the Sentence

A study of Latin word order

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This monograph fills a gap in our understanding of a so-called free word order language. Thus far many observations have been made on Latin word order, particularly within the noun phrase. Yet a more systematic investigation with respect to the order of the sentence consituents was still lacking, that is, till the arrival of the current monograph The Communicative Perspective in the Sentence: A Study of Latin Word Order. This excellent research monograph on the order of the sentence consituents in a particular, typologically ambivalent language, will be welcomed by both Latinists and general linguists.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 11]  1982.  viii, 172 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
v
List of Displays
vi
Chapter
I. Introduction
1
II. Theoretical Background and Status Quaestionis
7
1. The Theory of Functional Sentence Perspective
7
2. Other Approaches to Word Order
18
3. Studies on Word Order in Latin
22
III. The Communicative Perspective in Colloquial Latin: Plautus
31
1. Introduction
31
2. Non-emotive Word Order
32
3. Emotive Word Order
51
4. Conclusion
54
IV. Colloquial Latin: Patterns, Problems, Prospects
59
1. Introduction
59
2. Relative Pronouns
59
3. Interrogative Sentences
61
4. Imperative Sentences
68
5. Disjunctions
72
6. “Accessory” Words in Second Position
80
7. Afterthoughts
83
8. Dominating Verb Inside Subordinate Clause
85
9. Rhematizing Factors
89
10. Toward a Better Comprehension of Texts
92
V. The Place of the Verb in Legal and Religious Texts and the Emergence of a Literary Convention
99
1. Introduction
99
2. Religious Texts
99
3. Legal Texts
106
4. The Proto-Indo-European OV Pattern
110
5. The Emergence of a Literary Convention
112
VI. The Communicative Perspective and the Place of the Verb in Classical Latin: Caesar
117
1. Introduction
117
2. Final Verbs
117
3. Semantic Roles and Communicative Dynamism
119
4. A Syntactic Factor in Word Order
127
5. Context
131
6. Non-final Verbs
144
7. Summary
148
VII. Concluding Remarks
151
1. Word Order in Other Latin Authors
151
2. Communicative Word Order and Latin Accentuation
152
3. Evaluation of the Theory of FSP
156
Bibliography
161
Place Index
173
Author Index
176
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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