Prepositions in their Syntactic, Semantic and Pragmatic Context

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| University of Haifa, Israel
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The growing interest in prepositions is reflected by this impressive collection of papers from leading scholars of various fields. The selected contributions of Prepositions in their Syntactic, Semantic and Pragmatic Context focus on the local and temporal semantics of prepositions in relation to their context, too. Following an introduction which puts this new approach into a thematical and historical perspective, the volume presents fifteen studies in the following areas: The semantics of space dynamics (mainly on French prepositions); Language acquisition (aphasia and code-switching); Artificial intelligence (mainly of English prepositions); Specific languages: Hebrew (from a number of perspectives — syntax, semiotics, and sociolinguistic impact on morphology), Maltese, the Melanesian English-based Creole Bislama, and Biblical translations into Judeo-Greek.
[Typological Studies in Language, 50]  2002.  vi, 304 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
Susanne Feigenbaum and Dennis Kurzon
1–8
Instability and the theory of semantic forms: Starting from the case of prepositions
Yves-Marie Visetti and Pierre Cadiot
9–39
Schematics and motifs in the semantics of prepositions
Pierre Cadiot
41–57
The theoretical status of prepositions: The case of the “prospective use” of in
Franck Lebas
59–73
Temporal semantics of prepositions in context
David S. Brée and Ian E. Pratt-Hartmann
75–113
Prepositions and context
Ian E. Pratt-Hartmann and Nissim Francez
115–126
Prepositional phrases as noun modifiers in contemporary Hebrew: Grammatical, semantic and pragmatic motivations
Esther Borochovsky and Hava Reppen
127–143
The Hebrew prepositions mi-/min ‘from, of’: Same or different? A sign-oriented approach
Yishai Tobin
145–169
A contrastive analysis of French and Hebrew prepositions: The case of sans, bli-belo and lelo
Susanne Feigenbaum
171–191
A language in change: Declined prepositions in spoken Modern Hebrew as a case study
Inbar Kimchi-Angert
193–207
The French preposition in contact with Hebrew
Miriam Ben-Rafael
209–229
‘Preposition’ as functor: The case of long in Bislama
Dennis Kurzon
231–248
Prepositions in modern Judeo-Greek (JG) Biblical translations
Julia G. Krivoruchko
249–267
Quddiem and some remarks on grammatical aspects of Maltese prepositions
Rami Saari
269–282
Locative prepositions in language acquisition and aphasia
Mark Leikin
283–297
Index
299–302
“This volume certainly may be of interest both to scholars working on general issues of prepositions, wo can appreciate the curious theories proposed, and those working on specific problems, who will appreciate the large amount of empirical material.

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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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