This is the first book on coordinating constructions that adopts a broad cross-linguistic perspective. Coordination has been studied intensively in English and other major European languages, but we are only beginning to understand the range of variation that is found world-wide. This volume consists of a number of general studies, as well as fourteen case studies of coordinating constructions in languages or groups of languages: Africa (Iraqw, Fongbe, Hausa), the Caucasus (Daghestanian, Tsakhur, Chechen), the Middle East (Persian and other Western Iranian languages), Southeast Asia (Lai, Karen, Indonesian), the Pacific (Lavukaleve, Oceanic, Nelemwa), and the Americas (Upper Kuskokwim Athabaskan). A detailed introductory chapter summarizes the main results of the volume and situates them in the context of other relevant current research.
- Hardback | 578 pages
- 158.75 x 215.9 x 38.1mm | 943.47g
- 31 Jul 2004
- John Benjamins Publishing Co
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
Table of contents
1. General list of abbreviations of grammatical categories; 2. General articles; 3. 1. Coordinating constructions: An overview (by Haspelmath, Martin); 4. 2. Coordination in Mentalese (by Ohori, Toshio); 5. 3. Coordination: An adaptationist view (by Heath, Jeffrey); 6. 4. Conjunction and personal pronouns (by Bhat, D.N.S.); 7. Africa; 8. 5. The grammar of conjunctive and disjunctive coordination in Iraqw (by Mous, Maarten); 9. 6. Coordinating constructions in Fongbe with reference to Haitian Creole (by Lefebvre, Claire); 10. 7. Comitative, coordinating, and inclusory constructions in Hausa (by Abdoulaye, Mahamane Laoualy); 11. Caucasus; 12. 8. Coordinating constructions in Daghestanian languages (by Berg, Helma); 13. 9. Where coordination meets subordination: Converb constructions in Tsakhur (Daghestanian) (by Kazenin, Konstantin I.); 14. 10. Coordination in Chechen (by Jeschull, Liane); 15. Middle East; 16. 11. Coordination in three Western Iranian languages: Vafsi, Persian and Gilaki (by Stilo, Donald); 17. Southeast Asia; 18. 12. Coordination in Hakha Lai (Tibeto-Burman) (by Peterson, David A.); 19. 13. Conjunction and concatenation in Sgaw Karen: Familiarity, frequency, and conceptual unity (by Lord, Carol); 20. 14. Riau Indonesian Sama : Explorations in macrofunctionality (by Gil, David); 21. Pacific; 22. 15. Coordination in Lavukaleve (by Terrill, Angela); 23. 16. Coordination in Oceanic languages and Proto Oceanic (by Moyse-Faurie, Claire); 24. 17. Coordination strategies and inclusory constructions in New Caledonian and other Oceanic languages (by Bril, Isabelle); 25. Americas; 26. 18. Coordination in Upper Kuskokwim Athabaskan (by Kibrik, Andrej A.); 27. Language index; 28. Name index; 29. Subject index