Prague Linguistic Circle Papers

Prague Linguistic Circle Papers : Travaux du cercle linguistique de Prague nouvelle serie. Volume 4

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The fourth volume of the revived series of "Travaux du Cercle linguistique de Prague" brings three contributions (by J. Vachek, O. Le ka and V. Skalicka) connected with the classical period of the Prague School, as well as papers delivered at the conference "Function, Form, and Meaning: Bridges and Interfaces", held in Prague in 1998. Some of the contributions concern issues of grammar of different languages including a syntactic annotation of a large Czech text corpus, a comparison of Hebrew conditionals with English, a characterization of the typology of the Indo-European verb. A further part focuses on topic-focus articulation (information sentence structure, functional sentence perspective), with a concept of `perspective' introduced as close to but distinct from `topic' and with three different viewpoints on the semantics of information structure. Two broader essays on the nature of language are then presented, while the last section analyzes the structure of free verse. The volume represents a contribution to the continuing fruitful interaction between the work of the Prague School and the more and less closely related approaches of linguists in other more

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  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 25.4mm | 610g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 158811175X
  • 9781588111753

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. Section I: The Prague tradition in retrospect; 3. Prolegomena to the history of the Prague School of Linguistics (by Vachek, Josef); 4. Anton Marty's philosophy of language (by Leska, Oldrich); 5. Die Typologie des Ungarischen (by Skalicka, Vladimir); 6. Section II: Grammar; 7. Theoretical description of language as a basis of corpus annotation: The case of Prague Dependency Treebank (by Hajicova, Eva); 8. "Conditionals" in Hebrew and English: same or different? (by Tobin, Yishai); 9. Sur la paradigmatisation du verbe indo-europeen: (Deuxieme partie) (by Hoskovec, Tomas); 10. Section III: Topic-Focus articulation; 11. The Russian genitive of negation in existential sentences: The role of Theme-Rheme structure reconsidered (by Borschev, Vladimir); 12. Synonymy vs. differentiation of variant syntactic realizations of FSP functions (by Duskova, Libuse); 13. Topic-Focus articulation as generalized quantification (by Peregrin, Jaroslav); 14. Information structure and the partition of sentence meaning (by Heusinger, Klaus von); 15. Section IV: General views; 16. Freedom of language: Its nature, its sources, and its consequences (by Sgall, Petr); 17. The natural order of cognitive events (by Luelsdorff, Philip A.); 18. Section V: Poetics; 19. The principle of free verse (by Cervenka, Miroslav)show more