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Title On diversity and complexity of languages spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia / edited by Pirkko Suihkonen, University of Helsinki ; Lindsay J. Whaley, Dartmouth College.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2014]


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Series Studies in Language Companion series, 0165-7763 ; v. 164
Studies in language companion series ; volume 164.
Note "This collection of articles deals with structural typology and discourse semantics of languages spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia. The articles from the Neo-LENCA IV workshop which took place Aug. 28, 2012-Sept. 1, 2012 at Stockholm University as a part of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) (LENCA = (Languages of Europe and North and Central Asia)."
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Subject Language and languages -- Variation.
Linguistic change.
Multilingualism -- Europe.
Multilingualism -- Asia.
Discourse analysis -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Discourse analysis -- Social aspects -- Asia.
Europe -- Languages.
Asia -- Languages.
Typology (Linguistics)
Genre Electronic books.
Contents On Diversity and Complexity of Languages Spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of content; List of contributors; Preface; Introduction; I. Verbal categories and processes in categorization; II. Syntactic functions and case marking; III. Clause combining and discourse; IV. Historical issues; References; The tense-aspect system of Khorchin; 1. Introduction; 2. Preliminaries; 3. Data collection and research methdology; 4. Structure of the Khorchin TA system; 5. Markers of the Khorchin TA system; 5.1 Central system.
5.1.1 The Non-Past Non-Progressive -na5.1.2 The Past Non-Imperfective -zE; 5.1.3 Present Progressive and Past Imperfective; 5.1.4 Prospectives; 5.1.5 Markers of resultativity, iterativity and continuativity; 5.2 Minor simple forms and their combinability; 5.2.1 -sen; 5.2.2 -lE; 5.2.3 -i; 5.3 Non-verbal predications; 5.4 Non-temporal and non-aspectual notions; 5.4.1 -tqeg- as a marker of dissatisfaction; 5.4.2 gene and other means related to evidentiality; 5.4.3 Long vs. short suffix variants; 6. Areal and diachronic factors: A preliminary evaluation; References.
Locational and directional relations and tense and aspect marking in Chalkan, a South Siberian Turkic language1. Introduction: Locational and directional relations and tense and aspect marking in Chalkan, a South Siberian Turkic language; 2. Morphological structure of South Siberian Turkic; 3. An outline of biverbal constructions and their grammaticalization paths in South Siberian Turkic; 3.1 Biverbal constructions; 3.2 Aktionsart; 3.3 Aspect-temporal forms; 3.4 Forms of modality and mood; 3.5 Combinations of various biverbal constructions; 4. From an actional form to an aspect-temporal one.
Conspiring motivations for causative and passive isomorphism1. Introduction; 2. Background ; 3. Morphological causatives and passives in Xibe; 4. Functional explanation; 4.1 Condition 1: 'Give' as a matrix verb functioning as an analytic causative; 4.2 Condition 2: Matrix verbs become auxiliaries, and/or derivational suffixes; 4.3 Condition 3: Subjects and accusative case markers are often omitted; 4.4 The path to causative/passive isomorphism; 5. Conclusion; Abbreviations; References; Appendix -- the corpus; Spatial semantics, case and relator nouns in Evenki; 1. Introduction.
Summary In this article, the historical development of sentential negation is compared across the Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic languages to make inferences about the expression of negation in the common Transeurasian proto-language. Integrating typological considerations, including grammaticalization theory, into the argumentation, the approach taken here differs from previous studies, which are limited to form-function comparison of individual markers. The historical development of negation in the Transeurasian languages is argued to involve a grammaticalization pathway whereby a.
Other Author Suihkonen, Pirkko, editor.
Whaley, Lindsay J., editor.
Other Title Print version: On diversity and complexity of languages spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia 9789027259295