Valency classes in the world's languages. Volume 2, Case studies from Austronesia and the Pacific, the Americas, and theoretical outlook /

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...

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Imprint:Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, [2015]
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Series:Comparative Handbooks of Linguistics ; v. 1/2
Comparative handbooks of linguistics.
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.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11250419
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Varying Form of Title:Case studies from Austronesia and the Pacific, the Americas, and theoretical outlook
Other authors / contributors:Malʹchukov, A. L. (Andreĭ Lʹvovich), editor.
Comrie, Bernard, 1947- editor.
ISBN:3110429349
9783110429343
9783110429350
3110429357
9783110429374
3110429373
3110429373
3110438445
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
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).
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.
Other form:Print version: Malchukov, Andrej. Case Studies from Austronesia, the Pacific, the Americas, and Theoretical Outlook. Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, ©2015 9783110438444
Standard no.:10.1515/9783110429343