Diachronic and Typological Perspectives on Verbs

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This volume applies a diachronic perspective to the verb and mainly deals with typological change affecting tense, aspect, mood and modality in a variety of Indo-European languages (Latin, Romance, Celtic, Germanic, Slavic, Indo-Iranian, Hittite, and Semitic) and the non-Indo-European Turkic, Amerindian and some Australian languages. The analyses of the structural changes and the interchange between the different grammatical categories that cause them which are presented in the chapters of this volume yield astonishing results. The diachronic perspective combined with a comparative approach provides profound knowledge of the typology of the verb and other typological issues and will serve researchers, as well as advanced and beginning of linguistics students in a way that has rarely been encountered before.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 134]  2013.  viii, 443 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
1–12
On tense and mood in conditional clauses from Early to Late Latin
Gerd V.M. Haverling
13–56
The fate of the subjunctive in late Middle Persian
Judith Josephson
57–78
The negated imperative in Russian and other Slavic languages: Aspectual and modal meanings
Nadezhda Zorikhina Nilsson
79–106
Grammaticalisation of verbs into temporal and modal markers in Australian languages
William B. McGregor
107–132
Aspect and tense in counterfactual main clauses: Fake or real?
Atle Grønn
133–158
On non-canonical modal clause junction in Turkic
Lars Johanson
159–172
Reference, aspectuality and modality in ante-preterit (pluperfect) in Romance languages
Ingmar Söhrman
173–210
Subjects and objects with Latin habere and some of its Romance descendants
Birte Stengaard
211–222
Diachrony and typology in the history of Cree (Algonquian, Algic)
Peter Bakker
223–260
Typological change in Vedic: The development of the Aorist from a perfective past to an immediate past
Eystein Dahl
261–298
On the evolution of verbal aspect in insular Celtic
Ailbhe Ó Corráin
299–328
The anticausative and related categories in the Old Germanic languages
Kjartan G. Ottósson
329–382
Directionality, case and actionality in Hittite
Folke Josephson
383–410
The case of unaccusatives in Classical Portuguese
Kristine Gunn Eide
411–424
Some historical developments of the verb in Neo-Aramaic
Geoffrey Khan
425–434
Contributors
435
Index
437–443
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013012307