Essays on Language Function and Language Type

Dedicated to T. Givón

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| University of New Mexico
| Macalester College
| University of California
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In their subject matter and in their theoretical orientation all the papers in this volume reflect the powerful influence of T. Givón. Most of them deal with questions of morphosyntactic typology, pragmatics, and grammaticalization theory. Many of them are directly based on extensive fieldwork on local languages of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Others are based on statistical analyses of extensive written and spoken corpora of texts.
[Not in series, 82]  1997.  vi, 480 pp.
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Table of Contents
Instead of an Introduction
1
From His Colleagues
3
His Publications
13
The Essays
23
Semantic Aspects of Morphological Typology
Joan L. Bybee
25
The Typology of Predicate Case Marking
Bernard Comrie
39
Grammaticalization and the Gradience of Categories: Relator Nouns and Postpositions in Tibetan and Burmese
Scott DeLancey
51
A Typology of Argument-Determined Constructions
R.M.W. Dixon and Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
71
Are Grammatical Relations Universal?
Matthew S. Dryer
115
Introducing Ergative Word Order via Reanalysis: Word Order Change in the Cariban Family
Spike Gildea
145
Living in Three Languages
Colette Grinevald
163
Self-Abasement in Language: A Case Study on the Viability of a Metaphor
John Haiman
181
The Misumalpan Causative Construction
Kenneth L. Hale
199
On Attributive Possession in Kabiye
Bernd Heine and Kézié Koyenzi Lébikaza
217
When ‘Grammar’ and Discourse Clash: The Problem of Source Conflicts
Paul J. Hopper
231
A Dynamic Account of Grammatical Function
Ronald W. Langacker
249
On Zero Anaphora
Charles N. Li
275
Head-Marking and Objecthood
Frank Lichtenberk
301
Participant and Event Anaphora in Newspaper Articles
Carol Lord and Kathleen Dahlgren
323
Lexical Affixes and Morphological Typology
Marianne Mithun
357
Versatile Nominalizations
Michael Noonan
373
The Maasai External Possessor Construction
Doris L. Payne
395
Voice in Seko Padang
Thomas E. Payne and Thomas Laskowske
423
Mind, Code and Text
Dan I. Slobin
437
Index
469
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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