The Linguistics of Giving

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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
Table of Contents
GIVE in Amele
John R. Roberts
Giving in Nawatl
David Tuggy
Double object constructions in Zulu
John R. Taylor
Giving and taking in Chipewyan: The semantics of THING-marking classificatory verbs
Sally Rice
Lots of ways to GIVE in Cora
Eugene H. Casad
GIVE: Acts of giving in American Sign Language
Phyllis Perrin Wilcox
Sochiapan Chinantec GIVE: A window into clause structure
David Foris
GIVE, HATE, and TAKE in Slavic
Laura A. Janda
Giving in Dutch: An intra-lexematical and inter-lexematical description
Theo Janssen
The origin of the German es gibt construction
John Newman
On the development of MANNER from GIVE
Jae Jung Song
One child’s early talk about possession
Michael Tomasello
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  97039855