Motion, Direction and Location in Languages: In honor of Zygmunt Frajzyngier (Typological Studies in Language 56)

Motion, Direction and Location in Languages: In honor of Zygmunt Frajzyngier (Typological Studies in Language 56)

By: Erin Shay (editor), Uwe Seibert (editor)Hardback

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This book contributes to an area of study that is of interest to linguists of all backgrounds. Typological in nature this volume presents data analysis from the major language families of Africa as well as Sino-Tibetan, Austronesian, Japanese, Indo-European, Siouan and Penutian. The 16 contributors to the volume share a commitment to examining the language phenomena pertaining to the volume's theme with a fresh eye. While most of the papers make reference to existing theoretical frameworks, each also makes a novel and sometimes surprising contribution to the body of knowledge and theory concerning motional, directional and locational predicates, complements, morphology, adpositions and other phenomena. This collection of articles suitably complements courses on comparative and diachronic linguistics, semantics, syntax, typology, or field methods.


1. Dedication; 2. Editors' Introduction; 3. Zygmunt Frajzyngier * April 3, 1938 (by Shay, Erin); 4. Zygmunt Frajzyngier's contributions to the study of language structure (by Seibert, Uwe); 5. The myth of doubly governing prepositions in German (by Abraham, Werner); 6. Localisation et mouvement dans le syntagme verbal du groupe tchadique central (by Colombel, Veronique de); 7. Left, right, and the cardinal directions: Some thoughts on consistency and usage (by Comrie, Bernard); 8. Location and direction in Klamath (by DeLancey, Scott); 9. Locatives as core constituents (by Dimmendaal, Gerrit J.); 10. 'Come'and 'go' as discourse connectors in Kera and other Chadic languages (by Ebert, Karen H.); 11. Altrilocality in Tangale and Tuareg: A common heritage feature? (by Jungraithmayr, Herrmann); 12. Location and motion in !Xun (Namibia) (by Konig, Christa); 13. Directionality and displaced directionality in Toqabaqita (by Lichtenberk, Frantisek); 14. Motion, direction and spatial configuration: A lexical semantic study of 'hang' verbs in Mandarin (by Liu, Mei-chun); 15. Coding location, motion and direction in Old Babylonian Akkadian (by Macelaru, Adrian); 16. Motion events in Chantyal (by Noonan, Michael); 17. Locative prepositions in Chadic: Lexical or grammatical morphemes (by Pawlak, Nina); 18. Two Lakhota locatives and the role of introspection in linguistic analysis (by Rood, David S.); 19. Directional verbs in Japanese (by Shibatani, Masayoshi); 20. L'encodage de la localisation, de la direction et du mouvement dans les langues " Kotoko " du Cameroun (by Tourneux, Henry); 21. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027229649
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 305
  • ID: 9789027229649
  • weight: 555
  • ISBN10: 9027229643

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