Tense-Aspect, Transitivity and Causativity: Essays in honour of Vladimir Nedjalkov (Studies in Language Companion Series 50)

Tense-Aspect, Transitivity and Causativity: Essays in honour of Vladimir Nedjalkov (Studies in Language Companion Series 50)

By: Leonid Kulikov (editor), Werner Abraham (editor)Hardback

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This collection presents typological work on tense, aspect, and epistemic modality in a variety of languages and against the background of different schools of thinking, among which the St. Petersburg Typological School developed and so masterfully implemented by the Petersburg linguist, Vladimir Petrovich Nedjalkov. The volume honors this reputed scholar for his life work. It is in mainly this spirit (and the EUROTYPE spirit) that the following scholars have contributed to the volume: T. Tsunoda on Warrungu (Australian indigeneous language), L. Kulikov on Vedic, K. Kiryu on Japanese, Korean and Newari, N. Sumbatova on Svan (from the Kartvelian group), T.Bulygina & A. Shmelev on Russian, W. Boeder on Georgian, R. Thieroff on aorist and imperfect in European languages, Y. Poupynin on Russian, L. Johanson on Kipchak Turkic, I. Dolinina on Russian, N. Kozintseva on Old and Modern Eastern Armenian, Ch. Lee on Korean, W. Abraham on split ergative languages and German, G. Silnitsky on Russian, V. Plungian on Russian, E. Rakhilina on Russian, and K. Ebert on Kalmyk.


1. Addresses; 2. Introduction; 3. Vladimir Nedjalkov: List of main publications; 4. Part 1: Transitivity, causativity and tense-aspect: interdependencies; 5. Aspect and transitivity of iterative constructions in Warrungu (by Tsunoda, Tasaku); 6. Split causativity: remarks on correlations between transitivity, aspect, and tense (by Kulikov, Leonid); 7. Conceptualization and aspect in some Asian languages (by Kiryu, Kazuyuki); 8. Evidentiality, transitivity and split ergativity: evidence from Svan (by Sumbatova, Nina R.); 9. On the semantics of some Russian causative constructions: aspect, control, and types of causation (by Bulygina, Tatiana V.); 10. Part 2: The trade-off between aspect and tense as typological parameters; 11. Some notes on the Georgian resultative (by Boeder, Winfried); 12. Preterites and imperfects in the languages of Europe (by Thieroff, Rolf); 13. The qualitative meaning of Russian imperfective verbs in passive constructions (by Poupynin, Youri); 14. Typological notes on aspect and actionality in Kipchak Turkic (by Johanson, Lars); 15. Distributivity: more than aspect (by Dolinina, Inga B.); 16. The past perfect in Armenian (by Kozintseva, Natalia A.); 17. Aspects of aspect in Korean psych-predicates: implications for psych-predicates in general (by Lee, Chungmin); 18. Part 3: Events and their componentiality; 19. How descending is ascending German? On the deep interrelations between tense, aspect, pronominality, and ergativity (by Abraham, Werner); 20. Verbal temporalization in Russian and English (by Silnitsky, Georgij); 21. A typology of phasal meanings (by Plungian, Vladimir A.); 22. Degrees of focality in Kalmyk imperfectives (by Ebert, Karen H.); 23. Aspectual classification of nouns: a case study of Russian (by Rakhilina, Ekaterina V.); 24. Subject Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027230539
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 359
  • ID: 9789027230539
  • weight: 700
  • ISBN10: 9027230536

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