Crosslinguistic Studies of Clause Combining

The multifunctionality of conjunctions

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The study of clause combining has been advanced lately by increasing interest in the study of actual language use in a typologically diverse set of languages. A number of received understandings have been challenged, among these the idea of clause combinations as being divisible into subordination and coordination in a binary fashion. Connected to this idea is the nature of conjunctions, a topic treated in several articles here. Couched within the larger issue of the nature of categoriality in language, several of the papers show that conjunctions are highly polyfunctional items, and that clause combining is only one of the uses to which speakers put them. Other topics treated in the volume are the historical development of conjunctions and the use of formulaic main clause constructions as projective units in conversation. The articles manifest both typological and theoretical breadth. They are based on data from Bulgarian, English, Estonian, Finnish, Indonesian, Japanese, and Spanish. The theoretical approaches include discourse-functional, interactional, historical and generative linguistics.
[Typological Studies in Language, 80]  2008.  xiv, 253 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
vii–viii
Introduction
Ritva Laury and Sandra A. Thompson
ix–xiv
From subordinate clause to noun-phrase: Yang constructions in colloquial Indonesian
Robert Englebretson
1–33
On quotative constructions in Iberian Spanish
Ricardo Etxepare
35–77
Bulgarian adversative connectives: Conjunctions or discourse markers?
Grace E. Fielder
79–97
Projectability and clause combining in interaction
Paul J. Hopper and Sandra A. Thompson
99–123
Conjunction and sequenced actions: The Estonian complementizer and evidential particle et
Leelo Keevallik
125–152
Clause combining, interaction, evidentiality, participation structure, and the conjunction-particle continuum: The Finnish että
Ritva Laury and Eeva-Leena Seppänen
153–178
The grammaticization of but as a final particle in English conversation
Jean Mulder and Sandra A. Thompson
179–204
Quotative tte in Japanese: Its multifaceted functions and degrees of "subordination"
Shigeko Okamoto and Tsuyoshi Ono
205–230
Quoting and topic-marking: Some observations on the quotative tte construction in Japanese
Ryoko Suzuki
231–246
Index of names
247–249
Index of subjects
251–253
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008021013