Prepositions in their Syntactic, Semantic and Pragmatic Context

Prepositions in their Syntactic, Semantic and Pragmatic Context

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The growing interest in prepositions is reflected by this impressive collection of papers from leading scholars of various fields. The selected contributions of Prepositions in their Syntactic, Semantic and Pragmatic Context focus on the local and temporal semantics of prepositions in relation to their context, too. Following an introduction which puts this new approach into a thematical and historical perspective, the volume presents fifteen studies in the following areas: The semantics of space dynamics (mainly on French prepositions); Language acquisition (aphasia and code-switching); Artificial intelligence (mainly of English prepositions); Specific languages: Hebrew (from a number of perspectives - syntax, semiotics, and sociolinguistic impact on morphology), Maltese, the Melanesian English-based Creole Bislama, and Biblical translations into Judeo-Greek.
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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 157.5 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 521.64g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588111725
  • 9781588111722

Table of contents

1. Preface (by Feigenbaum, Susanne); 2. Instability and the theory of semantic forms: Starting from the case of prepositions (by Visetti, Yves-Marie); 3. Schematics and motifs in the semantics of prepositions (by Cadiot, Pierre); 4. The theoretical status of prepositions: The case of the "prospective use" of in (by Lebas, Franck); 5. Temporal semantics of prepositions in context (by Bree, David S.); 6. Prepositions and context (by Pratt-Hartmann, Ian E.); 7. Prepositional phrases as noun modifiers in contemporary Hebrew: Grammatical, semantic and pragmatic motivations (by Borochovsky, Esther); 8. The Hebrew prepositions mi-/min 'from, of': Same or different? A sign-oriented approach (by Tobin, Yishai); 9. A contrastive analysis of French and Hebrew prepositions: The case of sans, bli-belo and lelo (by Feigenbaum, Susanne); 10. A language in change: Declined prepositions in spoken Modern Hebrew as a case study (by Kimchi-Angert, Inbar); 11. The French preposition in contact with Hebrew (by Ben-Rafael, Miriam); 12. 'Preposition' as functor: The case of long in Bislama (by Kurzon, Dennis); 13. Prepositions in modern Judeo-Greek (JG) Biblical translations (by Krivoruchko, Julia G.); 14. Quddiem and some remarks on grammatical aspects of Maltese prepositions (by Saari, Rami); 15. Locative prepositions in language acquisition and aphasia (by Leikin, Mark); 16. Index
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