Clause Linking and Clause Hierarchy

Syntax and pragmatics

ORCID logoIsabelle Bril | CNRS-LACITO
ISBN 9789027205889 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027287588 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This collective volume explores clause-linkage strategies in a cross-linguistic perspective with greater emphasis on subordination. Part I presents some theoretical reassessment of syntactic terminologies and distinctive criteria for subordination, as well as typological methods based on sets of variables and statistics allowing cross-linguistic comparability. Part II deals with strategies relating to clause-chaining, conjunctive conjugations, converbial constructions, masdars. Part III centers on the interaction between the syntax, pragmatics, and semantics of clause-linking and subordination, in relation to informa­tional structure, to referential hierarchy, and correlative constructions. Part IV presents insights in the clause-linking and subordinating functions of some T.A.M. markers, verbal inflectional morphology and conjugation systems, which may also interact with informa­tional hierarchy, via the backgrounding effects and lack of illocutionary force of some aspect and mood forms. The volume is of particular interest to linguists and typologists working on clause-linkage systems and on the interface between syntax, pragmatics, and semantics.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 121] 2010.  viii, 632 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“From Tunumiisut to Wolof, from the Daghestanian family to the Austronesian languages, and from morphological details to discourse strategies, the book is a fascinating ride through (and a wonderful tribute to) the many ways human beings express themselves, focusing here on one issue that could be summed up simply as: how do you express two things conjointly? The chapters are often not much more than raw catalogues of forms and uses, but that's precisely their strength: they provide valuable data instead of uncertain concepts. That is also the reason why, I believe, this volume is an invaluable addition to any linguist's bookshelf, a reference you'll come back to again and again.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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