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Title Valency classes in the world's languages. Volume 2, Case studies from Austronesia and the Pacific, the Americas, and theoretical outlook / edited by Andrej Malchukov, Bernard Comrie
Published Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, [2015]


Description 1 online resource
Series Comparative Handbooks of Linguistics ; v. 1/2
Comparative handbooks of linguistics
Contents Leipzig Questionnaire on valency classes ; Part II: Case Studies (cont.) ; Austronesia and the Pacific ; 22 Balinese valency classes ; 23 Valency classes in Jakarta Indonesian ; 24 Case frames in Sri Lanka Malay ; 25 Valency classes in Xârâcùù (New Caledonia)
26 Valency in Nen 27 Complex verbs, simple alternations: valency and verb classes in Jaminjung ; Americas ; 28 Valency classes in Central Alaskan Yupik, an Eskimoan language ; 29 Transitivity in Ojibwe ; 30 Valency Classes in Hoocak? (Ho-Chunk)
31 Valency classes in Sliammon Salish̃1̃ 32 Valency classes in Yaqui ; 33 Valency classes in Zenzontepec Chatino ; 34 Valency classes in Yucatec Maya ; 35 Valency classes in Bora ; 36 Valency classes in Mapudungun ; Part III: Theoretical Outlook
37 Situation types, valency frames and operations 38 The hierarchy of two-place predicates: its limitations and uses ; 39 Verb classes within and across languages ; 40 Verb classes and valency alternations (NSM approach), with special reference to English physical activity verbs
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
In English
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 25, 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
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax.
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), editor
Comrie, Bernard, 1947- editor
ISBN 3110429349
Other Titles Case studies from Austronesia and the Pacific, the Americas, and theoretical outlook