Claude Hagége's Adpositions (Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic PDF

By Claude Hagége

ISBN-10: 0199575002

ISBN-13: 9780199575008

This pioneering research relies on an research of over two hundred languages, together with African, Amerindian, Australian, Austronesian, Indo-European and Eurasian (Altaic, Caucasian, Chukotko-Kamchatkan, Dravidian, Uralic), Papuan, and Sino-Tibetan. Adpositions are a nearly common a part of speech. English has prepositions; a few languages, comparable to eastern, have postpositions; others have either; and but others forms that aren't fairly both. As grammatical instruments they mark the connection among elements of a sentence: typically one aspect governs a noun or noun-like note or word whereas the opposite services as a predicate. From the syntactic standpoint, the supplement of an adposition depends upon a head: during this final sentence, for instance, a head is the supplement of on whereas on a head is determined by depends and on is the marker of this dependency. Adpositions lie on the center of the grammar of such a lot languages, their usefulness making them recurrent in daily speech and writing. Claude Hagege examines their morphological positive aspects, syntactic capabilities, and semantic and cognitive houses. He does so for the subsets either one of adpositions that specific the relatives of agent, sufferer, and beneficiary, and of these which mark house, time, accompaniment, or tool. Adpositions frequently govern case and are often steadily grammaticalized into case. the writer considers the full set of functionality markers, together with case, that seem as adpositions and, in doing so, throws gentle on approaches of morphological and syntactic swap in numerous languages and language households. His e-book can be welcomed by means of typologists and by means of syntacticians and morphologists of all theoretical stripes.

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