Описание: While linguists and scholars have been poring over Koine Greek literary works for centuries, the semantics of the perfect tense continues to be a vexing issue in ancient Greek linguistics. Incorporating the most recent linguistic insights from both the neo–Davidsonian and Chomskyan traditions, The Syntax and Semantics of the Perfect Active in Literary Koine Greek offers a unified, comprehensive semantic description of the perfect and pluperfect in literary Koine Greek. In addition to consolidating material from contemporary authors, noted classical scholar Robert Crellin draws on a large corpus of extant Koine Greek works including the writings of Josephus, Polybius, Appian, and Plutarch to address temporal problems of the perfect and pluperfect in Koine Greek, as well as linguistic issues relating to transitivity. After examining the behaviour of the perfect form from a lexical semantic standpoint, chapters incorporate syntactic and semantic frameworks to provide an account of the perfect in terms of the causative alternation and aspectual classes of predicate. Revelatory and thought–provoking, The Syntax and Semantics of the Perfect Active in Literary Koine Greek offers illuminating insights into the precise meanings of the literary and scholarly writings of the ancient Greeks.
Автор: Heine Название: A Linguistic Geography of Africa ISBN: 0521182697 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521182690 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4929 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: More than forty years ago it was demonstrated that the African continent can be divided into four distinct language families. Research on African languages has accordingly been preoccupied with reconstructing and understanding similarities across these families. This has meant that an interest in other kinds of linguistic relationship, such as whether structural similarities and dissimilarities among African languages are the result of contact between these languages, has never been the subject of major research. This book shows that such similarities across African languages are more common than is widely believed. It provides a broad perspective on Africa as a linguistic area, as well as an analysis of specific linguistic regions. In order to have a better understanding of African languages, their structures, and their history, more information on these contact-induced relationships is essential to understanding Africa's linguistic geography, and to reconstructing its history and prehistory.
Автор: Colvin, Stephen Название: Historical greek reader ISBN: 0199226598 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199226597 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7669 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Designed to be used as a textbook in university courses (either upper-level undergraduate or postgraduate), A Historical Greek Reader will also serve as a reference tool for researchers. It provides an introduction to the history of the ancient Greek language, and to Indo-European and historical linguistics in general.
Автор: Crowley, Terry; Bowern, Claire Название: An Introduction to Historical Linguistics ISBN: 0195365542 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195365542 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3422 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The new edition of this popular introductory text on historical linguistics covers all areas of language change, with a focus on Australia and the Pacific. Topics include sound change, the comparative method, cultural reconstruction and morphological and syntactic change.
Автор: Hurford Название: The Linguistic Theory of Numerals ISBN: 0521133688 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521133685 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3285 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Originally published in 1975, this was the first detailed linguistic study of natural language numeral systems. It draws on two quite different scholarly traditions. The first is carried on by anthropologists and others compiling and cataloguing data on the different counting-systems of the world. The second explores generative grammar, which analyses the universal features and the formal organisation of these numeral systems. Dr Hurford is able to extend and modify the detailed theory of generative grammar by testing it against this material and discovering the rules, conventions and constraints which apply. He includes separate chapters on the numeral systems of English, French, Mixtec, Hawaiian, Danish, Welsh and Yoruba; the book is therefore also a contribution to the grammars of these languages. The book is primarily intended for linguists, but there is an introduction to the relevant principles of generative grammar in the first chapter, to help make the work accessible also to anthropologists and mathematicians.
Автор: Galves, Charlotte; Cyrino, Sonia; Lopes, Ruth; San Название: Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change ISBN: 0199659206 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199659203 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 15749 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Leading scholars examine languages ranging from old Egyptian to modern Afrikaans. They consider the insights parametric theory offers to understanding the dynamics of language change and test new hypotheses against an extensive array of data. In both the broad range of languages it discusses and its use of linguistic theory this is an outstanding book.
Описание: Change is an inherent feature of all aspects of language, and syntax is no exception. While the synchronic study of syntax allows us to make discoveries about the nature of syntactic structure, the study of historical syntax offers even greater possibilities. Over recent decades, the study of historical syntax has proven to be a powerful scientific tool of enquiry with which to challenge and reassess hypotheses and ideas about the nature of syntactic structure which go beyond the observed limits of the study of the synchronic syntax of individual languages or language families. In this timely Handbook, the editors bring together the best of recent international scholarship on historical syntax. Each chapter is focused on a theme rather than an individual language, allowing readers to discover how systematic descriptions of historical data can profitably inform and challenge highly diverse sets of theoretical assumptions.
Описание: This book provides a critical state-of-the-art overview of work in linguistic typology. It examines the directions and challenges of current research and shows how these reflect and inform work on the development of linguistic theory.
Описание: Most linguistic theories assume that each grammatical relation is established in a unique structural configuration. Neeleman and Weerman take issue with this view, arguing for a more flexible approach on the basis of conceptual considerations and data taken mostly, but not exclusively, from the Germanic languages. In-depth analyses of word order phenomena as well as diachronic and typological generalizations motivate a re-evaluation of the role of case in the projection of arguments. Case is shown to provide a syntactic foothold for thematic interpretation, something which is necessary in a grammar that does not allow fixed theta-positions. Thus, this study does not only offer a genuine alternative to many standard assumptions, it also explains why there should be such a thing as case in natural language.
Автор: Chomsky Noam Название: Aspects of the Theory of Syntax ISBN: 0262527405 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780262527408 Издательство: MIT Press Рейтинг: Цена: 3835 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Originally published as a Special technical report # 11 in 1965.
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