The Linguistics Of Giving John Newman

ISBN: 9781556196478

Published: February 15th 1998

Hardcover

373 pages


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The Linguistics Of Giving  by  John Newman

The Linguistics Of Giving by John Newman
February 15th 1998 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 373 pages | ISBN: 9781556196478 | 6.19 Mb

In this collection of papers twelve linguists explore a range of interesting properties of give verbs. The volume offers an in-depth look at many morphological, syntactic, and semantic properties of give verbs, including both literal and figurativeMoreIn this collection of papers twelve linguists explore a range of interesting properties of give verbs. The volume offers an in-depth look at many morphological, syntactic, and semantic properties of give verbs, including both literal and figurative senses, across languages.

Topics include: an apparent zero-morpheme realisation of give in a Papuan language- noun plus causative-like suffix expressing the give concept in Nahuatl- give and other ditransitive constructions in Zulu- the complex verbal morphologies associated with give verbs in Chipewyan, Cora, and Sochiapan Chinantec- the elaborate classificatory system found with give verbs in Chipewyan and Cora- give, have and take constructions in Slavic languages- the expression of give in American Sign Language- the origin of the German es gibt construction- the extension of give to an adverbial marker in Thai, Khmer, and Vietnamese- the syntax and semantics of Dutch give- first language acquisition of possession terms.



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