The Chain of Being and Having in Slavic

| University of Chicago
ISBN 9789027205896 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The complex diachronic and synchronic status of the concepts be and have can be understood only with consideration of their full range of constructions and functions. Data from modern Slavic languages (Russian, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian) provides a window into zero copulas, non-verbal have expressions, and verbal constructions. From the perspective of cognitive linguistics, be and have are analyzed in terms of a blended prototype model, wherein existence/copula for be and possession/relationship for have are inseparably combined. These concepts are related to each other in their functions and meanings and serve as organizing principles in a conceptual network of semantic neighbors, including give, take, get, become, make, and verbs of position and motion. Renewal and replacement of be and have occur through processes of polysemization and suppletization involving lexical items in this network. Topics include polysemy, suppletion, tense/mood auxiliaries, modality, causatives, evidentiality, function words, contact phenomena, syntactic calques, and idiomatic constructions.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 122]  2010.  xvii, 297 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
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Chapter 1. Why be and have?
Chapter 2. The relationship between be and have
Chapter 3. Be in the modern Slavic languages
Chapter 4. Have in the modern Slavic languages
Chapter 5. Grammaticalization of be and have
Chapter 6. Language contact and borrowing
Chapter 7. Conclusions
Appendix Data sources
Author index
Language index
Subject index
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BIC Subject: CF/2AG – Linguistics/Slavic (Slavonic) languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010041213