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Functional-historical approaches to explanation : in honor of Scott Delancey

Author: Timothy J Thornes; Scott Cameron DeLancey
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013.
Series: Typological studies in language, v. 103.
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Focuses on two major geographical areas - southeast Asia and northwestern North America. This title includes papers that appeal, in one way or another, to functional-historical approaches to  Read more...

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Named Person: Scott Cameron DeLancey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy J Thornes; Scott Cameron DeLancey
ISBN: 9789027206848 9027206848 9027271976 9789027271976
DOI: 10.1075/tsl.103
OCLC Number: 829738395
Description: xviii, 294 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Part I. Typological studies; 3. Non-aprioristic typology as a discovery tool (by Frajzyngier, Zygmunt); 4. Chorophorics, or the difference between place as an entity and place as a position in space (by Hagege, Claude); 5. On the diachrony of the 'Ethical Dative' (by Givon, T.); 6. Part II. Contributions to historical linguistics; 7. Biactantial agreement in the Gongduk transitive verb in the broader Tibeto-Burman context (by Driem, George van); 8. The dinguist's dilemma: Regular and sporadic l/d interchange in Sino-Tibetan and elsewhere (by Matisoff, James A.); 9. Part III. TAME and case alignment; 10. Person-sensitive TAME marking in Galo: Historical origins and functional motivation (by Post, Mark W.); 11. Agent case marking in Sahaptian (by Beavert, Virginia); 12. Part IV. Multi-clause constructions; 13. The Kurtop -si construction: Converbs, clause-chains and verb serialization (by Hyslop, Gwendolyn); 14. Verb serialization in Ede from a diachronic perspective (by Nguyen, Tam); 15. Tense-aspect morphology from nominalizers in Newar (by Genetti, Carol); 16. Part V. Functional motivation and extension; 17. Predicting reference form: A Pear Story Study of information status, thematic role and animacy in Meithei (Manipuri, Meiteiron) (by Chelliah, Shobhana L.); 18. Causation as "functional sink" in Northern Paiute (by Thornes, Tim); 19. The challenge of Maa 'Away' (by Payne, Doris L.); 20. Name index; 21. Language index; 22. Subject index
Series Title: Typological studies in language, v. 103.
Responsibility: edited by Timothy J. Thornes, Boise State University ; Erik Andvik, SIL International ; Gwendolyn Hyslop, Australian National University ; Joana Jansen, University of Oregon.
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