Discourse, Grammar and Typology

Papers in honor of John W.M. Verhaar

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This volume combines papers selected for their affinity with work on discourse analysis and language typology. The methodological platform is the authors' conviction that all linguistic work needs to be empirical in the sense that (1) generalizations are to be made on the basis of spoken texts in larger contexts, (2) generalizations are correct only as long as pertinent linguistic material does not contradict them, and (3) that linguistic categories and rules are of a temporal nature. In this sense, the contributions represent 'functional typological' comparison, often of languages not frequently investigated. The papers are arranged in 5 groups: Transitivity and voice; Clausal modality; Typology and discourse categories; Language and Culture; Functionality.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 27]  1995.  xx, 352 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
ix
Curriculum vitae
John W.M. Verhaar, S.J.
xi
List of publications
xv
Section I: Transitivity and voice
Diathesis: The Middle, Particularly in West-Germanic
Werner Abraham
3
How many Transitivisers are in Kope?
John M. Clifton
49
Complement Clauses versus Relative Clauses: Some Khmer Evidence
Bernard Comrie and Kaoru Horie
65
The two Prototypes of Ditransitive Verbs: The Indonesian Evidence
Bambang Purwo Kaswanti
77
Section II: Clausal modality
The Assertion of High Subjective Certainty: Mufian (Papua New Guinea) Oral Narratives
Robert J. Conrad and Joshua Lukas
103
On the German werden Future
Bernd Heine
119
The Category ‘Event’ in Natural Discourse and Logic
Paul J. Hopper
139
Section III: Typology and discourse categories
The Category ‘S’ in English Conversation
Barbara A. Fox
153
A Semantic Basis for Grammatical Typology
Anna Wierzbicka
179
Section IV: Language and culture
Grammatical Signs of the Divided Self: A Study of Language and Culture
John Haiman
213
Language and Culture of Inner Asia's Borderland
Charles N. Li
235
Section V: Functionality
Multifunctionality and the Realization Problem in Modelling Discourse Production
Susanna Cumming
247
Towards an Understanding of Linguistic Evolution and the Notion ‘X has a Function Y’
Mark Durie
275
“Lice he no good”: on [r] and [l] in Tok Pisin
Suzanne Romaine
309
Form and Meaning in Morphology
Wiecher Zwanenburg
319
Subject Index
345
List of contributors and their academic affiliations
351
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  94044089