Author Payne, Doris L
Title The Pragmatics of Word Order : Typological Dimensions of Verb Initial Languages
Imprint Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2013
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Series Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT] Ser. ; v.7
Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT] Ser
Note Intro -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One. Introduction -- 1.1. Genetic and typological affiliations -- 1.2. Demography and ethnography -- 1.3. Previous linguistic work on Peba-Yaguan -- 1.4. Data for the current study -- Chapter Two. Constituent Order and Order Correlations -- 2.1. Observations of constituent order co-occurrences -- 2.2. The verb initial norm (VIN) -- 2.3. Selected theoretical approaches accounting for word order correspondences -- 2.4. Identification of basic constituent order -- 2.5. Towards an adequate constituent order typology -- Chapter Three. Clausal Phenomena -- 3.1. Major structural clause types -- 3.2. Impersonals and functionally related constructions -- 3.3. Auxiliaries -- 3.4. Second position clitics -- 3.5. Causation and desideration -- 3.6. Parataxis -- 3.7. Negatives and modals -- 3.8. Questions -- 3.9. Comparatives and equatives -- 3.10. Coordination and alternative relations -- 3.11. Complex sentences -- 3.12. Summary -- Chapter Four. Noun and Postpositional Phrase Phenomena -- 4.1. Bound modifying roots -- 4.2. Determination of head versus modifier within noun phrases -- 4.3. Order of head noun and descriptive modifier in text -- 4.4. Complex modifying phrases -- 4.5. Genitives -- 4.6. Postpositional phrases -- 4.7. Summary -- Chapter Five. Noun Classification and Nominalization -- 5.1. Derivational uses of classifiers -- 5.2. Inflectional uses of classifiers -- 5.3. Anaphora and classifiers -- 5.4. Theoretical status of Yagua classifiers -- Chapter Six. The Verb Phrase and Related Issues -- 6.1. Verbal nexus -- 6.2. Adverbs -- 6.3. Subject - object asymmetries: Evidence for a verb phrase containing the object? -- 6.4. Incorporation -- 6.5. An overview of verbal morphology -- 6.6. The instrumental/comitative -ta -- 6.7. Morphological causatives with -tániy -- 6.8. Summary
Chapter Seven. Pragmatic Factors Motivating Order Variation -- 7.1. General pragmatic structure of Yagua clauses -- 7.2. The pragmatically marked nucleus -- 7.3. Function of the PM' component -- 7.4. Functions of the PM component -- 7.5. Summary of pragmatically marked types -- 7.6. Frequency distribution of syntactic constituent orders -- 7.7. Relative order of direct objects and obliques -- 7.8. Summary -- Chapter Eight. Constituent Order in Yagua: Conclusions and Implications -- 8.1. Arguments in favor of SVO as basic -- 8.2. Arguments against SVO as basic -- 8.3. Summary of typological traits -- 8.4. Implications for head-dependent ordering principles and Hawkins' Universals -- 8.5. Yagua as a head marking language -- Appendix 1: Lagarto (Alligator) Text -- Appendix 2: Phonology -- Notes -- References -- Index
The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis may shed new light on long-standing problems in general linguistics
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Word order.;Typology (Linguistics);Pragmatics
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