The Linguistics of Giving
John Newman | Massey University, New Zealand
In this collection of papers twelve linguists explore a range of interesting properties of ‘give’ verbs. The volume offers an in-depth look at many morphological, syntactic, and semantic properties of ‘give’ verbs, including both literal and figurative senses, across languages. Topics include: an apparent zero-morpheme realisation of ‘give’ in a Papuan language; noun plus causative-like suffix expressing the ‘give’ concept in Nahuatl; ‘give’ and other ditransitive constructions in Zulu; the complex verbal morphologies associated with ‘give’ verbs in Chipewyan, Cora, and Sochiapan Chinantec; the elaborate classificatory system found with ‘give’ verbs in Chipewyan and Cora; ‘give’, ‘have’ and ‘take’ constructions in Slavic languages; the expression of ‘give’ in American Sign Language; the origin of the German es gibt construction; the extension of ‘give’ to an adverbial marker in Thai, Khmer, and Vietnamese; the syntax and semantics of Dutch ‘give’; first language acquisition of possession terms.
[Typological Studies in Language, 36] 1998. xv, 373 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Preface | p. vii
GIVE in AmeleJohn R. Roberts | p. 1
Giving in NawatlDavid Tuggy | p. 35
Double object constructions in ZuluJohn R. Taylor | p. 67
Giving and taking in Chipewyan: The semantics of THING-marking classificatory verbsSally Rice | p. 97
Lots of ways to GIVE in CoraEugene H. Casad | p. 135
GIVE: Acts of giving in American Sign LanguagePhyllis Perrin Wilcox | p. 175
Sochiapan Chinantec GIVE: A window into clause structureDavid Foris | p. 209
GIVE, HATE, and TAKE in SlavicLaura A. Janda | p. 249
Giving in Dutch: An intra-lexematical and inter-lexematical descriptionTheo Janssen | p. 267
The origin of the German es gibt constructionJohn Newman | p. 307
On the development of MANNER from GIVEJae Jung Song | p. 327
One child’s early talk about possessionMichael Tomasello | p. 349
Index of Names | p. 375
Index of Subjects | p. 379
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