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Author Malchukov, Andrej

Title Valency classes in the world's languages. Volume 1, Introducing the framework, and case studies from Africa and Eurasia / edited by Andrej Malchukov, Bernard Comrie
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, ©2015


Description 1 online resource (868 pages)
Series Comparative Handbooks of Linguistics ; v. 1/1
Comparative handbooks of linguistics
Contents Abbreviations ; Acknowledgments ; List of authors ; Part I: The Leipzig Valency Classes Project: Introducing the Framework ; 1 Introduction ; 2 Leipzig Questionnaire on valency classes ; 3 Comparing verbal valency across languages
4 Valency classes and alternations: parameters of variation 5 Transitivity prominence ; 5a Assessing transitivity prominence from a statistical perspective: A commentary on Martin Haspelmath's "Transitivity prominence" ; 6 Statistical observations on implicational (verb) hierarchies
Part II: Case Studies Africa ; 7 Valency in Nllng ; 8 Valency properties of Mandinka verbs ; 9 Emai valency classes and their alternations ; 10 Valency classes in Yorùbá ; 11 Valency properties of verbs in Modern Standard Arabic ; Eurasia
12 Icelandic valency classes: oblique subjects, oblique ambitransitives and the actional passive 13 Valency patterns in Italian ; 14 Valency classes in Eastern Armenian ; 15 Valency and valency classes in Bezhta
16 Valency classes in Even (North Tungusic) in a comparative Tungusic perspective 17 Valency properties of the Ket verb clause ; 18 Flexible valency in Chintang ; 19 Valency classes in Mandarin ; 20 Valency classes in Japanese ; 21 Valency classes in Ainu ; Language index
Summary Earlier empirical studies on valency have looked at the phenomenon either in individual languages or a small range of languages, or have concerned themselves with only small subparts of valency (e.g. transitivity, ditransitive constructions), leaving a lacuna that the present volume aims to fill by considering a wide range of valency phenomena across 30 languages from different parts of the world. The individual-language studies, each written by a specialist or group of specialists on that language and covering both valency patterns and valency alternations, are based on a questionnaire (reproduced in the volume) and an on-line freely accessible database, thus guaranteeing comparability of cross-linguistic results. In addition, introductory chapters provide the background to the project and discuss its main characteristics and selected results, while a series of featured articles by leading scholars who helped shape the field provide an outside perspective on the volume's approach. The volume is essential reading for anyone interested in valency and argument structure, irrespective of theoretical persuasion, and will serve as a model for future descriptive studies of valency in individual languages
Notes Print version cataloged as a monographic set by the Library of Congress
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 20, 2015)
Subject Dependency grammar -- Case studies
Language and languages -- Dependency grammar -- Case studies
Language and languages -- Case studies
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Transitivity.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Case.
Contrastive linguistics -- Case studies
Contrastive linguistics.
Dependency grammar.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Case.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Transitivity.
Language and languages.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Malʹchukov, A. L. (Andreĭ Lʹvovich)
Comrie, Bernard, 1947-
ISBN 3110338815
Other Titles Introducing the framework, and case studies from Africa and Eurasia