On Diversity and Complexity of Languages Spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia

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| University of Helsinki
| Dartmouth College
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The languages of Europe and North and Central Asia provide a rich variety of data. In this volume, some articles are summaries of large areal typological research projects, and some articles focus on structures or constructions in a single language. However, it is common to all the articles that they investigate phenomena that have not been examined previously, or they apply a new framework to a topic. The volume will be of interest to scholars with a focus on this broad geographic region, typologists, historical linguists and discourse analysts. The uniqueness of this volume is that it brings together work on a genetically diverse set of languages that have some shared areal traits.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 164]  2014.  xviii, 437 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
vii–viii
Preface
ix–x
Introduction
Pirkko Suihkonen and Lindsay J. Whaley
xi–xviii
I. Verbal Categories and Processes in Categorizations
The tense-aspect system of Khorchin Mongolian
Benjamin Brosig
1–66
Locational and directional relations and tense and aspect marking in Chalkan, a South Siberian Turkic language
Irina Nevskaya
67–90
Conspiring motivations for causative and passive isomorphism:: Data from Xibe
Taeho Jang and Thomas E. Payne
91–108
II. Syntactic Functions and Case-Marking
Spatial semantics, case and relator nouns in Evenki
Lenore A. Grenoble
109–132
A survey of alignment features in the Greater Hindukush with special references to Indo-Aryan
Henrik Liljegren
133–174
Between predicative and attributive possession in Bashkir
Maria Ovsjannikova and Sergey Say
175–202
III. Clause Combining and Discourse
Areal features of copula sentences in Karaim as spoken in Lithuania
Éva Ágnes Csató
203–220
Non-past copular markers in Turkish
Birsel Karakoç
221–250
On the distribution of the contrastive-concessive discourse connectives ama ‘but/yet’ and fakat ‘but’ in written Turkish
Deniz Zeyrek
251–274
Anaphora in Ossetic correlatives and the typology of clause combining
Oleg Belyaev
275–310
Kinds of evidentiality in German complement clauses
Olga A Kostrova
311–338
Evidentiality in Dzungar Tuvan
Monika Rind-Pawlowski
339–378
IV. Historical Issues
On the evolution of Russian subject reference: Internal factors
Evgeniya Sidorova
379–400
The development of negation in the Transeurasian languages
Martine Robbeets
401–420
List of Index
421–438
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014027550