Download e-book for iPad: Aspects of Language Contact: New Theoretical, Methodological by Stolz, Thomas, Thomas Stolz, Dik Bakker, Rosa Salas Palomo
By Stolz, Thomas, Thomas Stolz, Dik Bakker, Rosa Salas Palomo
This edited quantity brings jointly fourteen unique contributions to the on-going debate approximately what's attainable in contact-induced language swap. The authors current a couple of new vistas on language touch which symbolize new advancements within the field.
In the 1st a part of the quantity, the focal point is on technique and concept. Thomas Stolz defines the examine of Romancisation methods as a really promising laboratory for language-contact orientated learn and theoretical paintings dependent thereon. The reader is educated concerning the huge scale initiatives on loanword typology within the contribution by way of Martin Haspelmath and on contact-induced grammatical switch performed by way of Jeanette Sakel and Yaron Matras. Christel Stolz studies approaches of gender-assignment to mortgage nouns in German and German-based types. The typology of mortgage verbs is the subject of the contribution by way of Søren Wichmann and Jan Wohlgemuth. within the articles through Wolfgang Wildgen and Klaus Zimmermann, extensively new ways to the speculation of language touch are recommend: a dynamic version and a constructivism-based idea, respectively.
The moment a part of the amount is devoted to extra empirically orientated experiences which inspect language-contact constellations with a Romance donor language and a non-European recipient language. Spanish-Amerindian (Guaraní, Otomí, Quichua) contacts are investigated within the comparative examine through Dik Bakker, Jorge Gómez-Rendón and Ewald Hekking. Peter Bakker and Robert A. Papen talk about the impact exerted via French at the indigenous languages ofCanada. the level of the Portuguese impression at the Amazonian language Kulina is studied through Stefan Dienst. John Holm seems on the validity of the speculation that sure morphology mostly falls sufferer to Creolization strategies and attracts his facts more often than not from Portuguese-based Creoles. For Austronesia, borrowings and calques from French nonetheless are an understudied phenomenon. Claire Moyse-Faurie’s contribution to this subject is therefore a pioneer’s paintings. equally, Françoise Rose and Odile Renault-Lescure offer us with clean information on language touch in French Guiana. the ultimate article of this assortment via Mauro Tosco demonstrates that the Italianization of languages of the previous Italian colonies in East Africa is barely weak.
This quantity presents the reader with new insights on all degrees of language-contact similar reviews. the quantity addresses in particular a readership that has a robust curiosity in language touch mostly and its repercussions at the phonology, grammar and lexicon of the recipient languages. specialists of Romance language touch, and experts of Amerindian languages, Afro-Asiatic languages, Austronesian languages and Pidgins and Creoles will locate the amount hugely precious.
By Sascha Gaglia, Marc-Olivier Hinzelin
Morphology, and particularly note formation, has continuously performed an incredible function in Romance linguistics because it used to be brought in Diez’s comparative Romance grammar. fresh years have witnessed a surge of curiosity in inflectional morphology, and present learn indicates a robust curiosity in paradigmatic analyses. This quantity brings jointly study exploring diverse parts of morphology from a number of theoretical and methodological views. On an empirical foundation, the theoretical assumption of the ‘Autonomy of Morphology’ is mentioned significantly. ‘Data-driven’ techniques conscientiously study concrete morphological phenomena in Romance languages and dialects. issues contain syncretism and allomorphy in verbs, pronouns, and articles in addition to using particular derivational suffixes in note formation. jointly, the articles during this quantity supply insights into concerns at the moment debated in Romance morphology, beautiful to students of morphology, Romance linguistics, and complex scholars alike.
By Ur Shlonsky
Shlonsky makes use of Chomsky's executive and Binding method of learn clausal structure and verb circulate in Hebrew and several other sorts of Arabic. He establishes a syntactic research of Hebrew after which extends that evaluation to yes facets of Arabic clausal syntax. via this comparative lens of Hebrew, Shlonsky hopes to solve a couple of difficulties in Arabic syntax. His effects generate a few novel and demanding conclusions in regards to the styles of negations, verb stream, the character of participles, and the gamut of positions to be had to clausal matters in either languages.
By Pritha Chandra, Richa Srishti
The current assortment deals clean views at the lexicon-syntax interface, drawing on novel info from South Asian languages like Bangla, Hindi-Urdu, Kashmiri, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Punjabi, and Telugu. It covers varied phenomena like adjectives, nominal words, ditransitives, mild verbs, middles, passives, causatives, contract, and pronominal clitics, whereas attempting to settle the theoretical tensions underlying the interplay of the lexicon with the slim syntactic part. all of the chapters severely survey earlier analyses intimately, suggesting how those may well or is probably not prolonged to South Asian languages. Novel reasons are proposed, which deal with not just the unconventional info provided the following, but additionally pave other ways to examine problems with minimalist structure.
By Shula Gilboa
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By Zhiming Bao
This ebook argues a clean conception concerning the constitution of tone. Bao investigates quite a lot of tone sandhi information from a variety of chinese language dialects and different Asian tone languages, offering empirical aid for his inspiration that tone is a proper entity which is composed of sign in and contour. Bao establishes a transparent typological contrast among check in tone languages and contour tone languages whose contour tones have a extra advanced constitution.
By Kylie Richardson
The function of structural case in syntax is arguably some of the most debatable themes in syntactic conception with vital implications for semantic thought. This e-book specializes in probably the most confusing case marking styles within the Slavic languages and ties those styles to sorts of aspectual phenomena, exhibiting that there's in any case a trend within the seeming chaos of case within the Slavic languages. Kylie Richardson addresses hyperlinks among the case marking on gadgets and the development constitution of a verb word in Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and in addition indicates that the hyperlinks among case and element within the Slavic languages belong to a miles greater trend present in language as a rule. She additionally makes a speciality of hyperlinks among case and grammatical element in depictive, predicative participle, and copular buildings within the East Slavic languages. The booklet will attract students and complicated scholars of point, and to all Slavicists.
By Howard D. Rowland
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By Robert S. Kirsner
Sharing convinced assumptions yet differing in thought and perform, either Columbia tuition linguistics (CS) and Cognitive Grammar (CG) have more and more supported their analyses with quantitative facts. quotation of person sentences, in isolation or in context, has been supplemented with counts of linguistic types in texts, informant questionnaires, and notion assessments. the current quantity, carrying on with a discussion among CS and CG, deals six such qualitative-quantitative reviews, one on Afrikaans and 5 on Dutch. issues contain (a) demonstratives, (b) pragmatic debris and imperatives, (c) a perplexing “dismissive” idiom, (d) revolutionary point, and (e) oblique items. whereas CS is healthier fitted to examining quite closed structures (e.g. stressful, pronouns), CG presents extra perception into the vagaries of the amorphous lexicon. the writer additionally bargains own comments on “linguistics as a direction” and discusses how in a single case a fallacious prediction displays his twin position as either linguist and scholar of Dutch as a international language.
By Sarah Smyth
Designed for college students with a uncomplicated wisdom of Russian, this booklet offers an available reference grammar and similar workouts in one volume.Across greater than 40 grammar subject matters it introduces the scholar to Russian humans and tradition during the medium of the language used this day, overlaying the center fabric which the coed might anticipate to come across of their first 12 months of studying Russian.Complete with a whole key to workouts and word list, easy Russian is a basic reference grammar compatible for either autonomous research and sophistication use.