Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Latin: A Linguistic Introduction

By Renato Oniga and Norma Shifano

Applies the principles of contemporary linguistics to the study of Latin and provides clear explanations of grammatical rules alongside diagrams to illustrate complex structures.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Ancient Language, and the Dialect of Cornwall, with an Enlarged Glossary of Cornish Provincial Words

By Frederick W.P. Jago

Containing around 3,700 dialect words from both Cornish and English,, this glossary was published in 1882 by Frederick W. P. Jago (1817–92) in an effort to describe and preserve the dialect as it too declined and it is an invaluable record of a disappearing dialect and way of life.


New from Brill!

ad

Linguistic Bibliography for the Year 2013

The Linguistic Bibliography is by far the most comprehensive bibliographic reference work in the field. This volume contains up-to-date and extensive indexes of names, languages, and subjects.


Book Information

   
Sun Image

Title: Analytical causatives: from ‘give’ and ‘come’ to ‘let’ and ‘make’
Edited By: Jaakko Leino
Ruprecht Von Waldenfels
URL: http://www.lincom-shop.eu/
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Language Typology 24
Description:

The nine articles of the present volume are concerned with a selection of analytical causative constructions in for the most part European languages, but extending also to English-based creoles and related West African languages and including some non-Indo-European languages of Europe. The studies in this volume involve diachronic, synchronic and comparative approaches, most of them corpus based. The topics include a variety of semantic, lexical and syntactic issues ranging from the expression of different semantic types of causation (e.g., ’permitting’, ’letting’, ’instigating’) and their relations; different lexical and grammatical causative verbs; the role of negation; the form of the causee phrase (accusative vs. dative causatives); frequency and the role of collocations in the acquisition of causatives by second language learners; grammaticalization, post-causative developments, and others. The languages studied include English, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Russian, Hungarian, Early New High German, as well as English-based Creoles. Together, the articles show that an even closer look at analytical causatives is in place and provide the interested reader with novel insight and findings relevant not only in respect to the languages covered, but also from a cross-linguistic perspective. The volume assumes a polytheoretical approach. Despite a loosely cognitivistic overall bias, each author brings in their theoretical views of the syntax, semantics, and typological properties of analytical causatives, contributing to a complex and fascinating panorama of constructions and issues, many yet to be fully understood. Contents: Ruprecht von Waldenfels and Jaakko Leino Preface Kofi Yakpo Betwixt and between. Causatives in the English-lexicon creoles of West Africa and the Caribbean Gaëtanelle Gilquin Lexical infelicity in English causative constructions. Comparing native and learner collostructions Thomas Egan Analytic permissives in Present-day English Gudrun Rawoens Analytical causative constructions in Swedish: an analysis of syntactic and semantic patterns Barbara Hans-Bianchi The causative construction in Early New High German: the hidden link between semantics and grammaticalisation Gréte Dalmi Dative causatives in Hungarian Ruprecht von Waldenfels Finnish antaa and Russian davat’ ‘to give’ as causatives: a contrastive analysis Jaakko Leino Analytical expressions for permissive causation in Finnish Anne Tamm Let me introduce the Estonian analytical causatives: the permissive and factitive laskma ‘let, make, have, allow, permit’

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Typology
Subject Language(s): English
Estonian
Finnish
German
Hungarian
Russian
Swedish
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862883622
Pages: 293
Prices: Europe EURO 76.80