Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Paperback | September 28, 2006

EditorNikolaus P. Himmelmann, Eva F. Schultze-Berndt

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Depictive secondary predicates, such as 'raw' in 'George ate the fish raw', are central to current issues in syntactic and semantic theory - in particular predication theory, phrase structure theories, issues of control and grammatical relations, and verbal aspect. This is the first book toapproach depictive secondary predication from a cross-linguistic perspective. It describes all the relevant phenomena and brings together critical surveys and new contributions on their morphosyntactic and semantic properties. It considers similarities and differences between secondary predicatesand other types of adjuncts, including adverbials of manner, comparison, quantity, and location.The authors are leading scholars with a first-hand knowledge of the languages they discuss. Their approach is theory-neutral and pragmatic: they draw on insights and research traditions ranging from the minimalist program to semantic maps methodology. The book will interest scholars working on the semantics or syntax of secondary predicates, adverbials, and the role of agreement and other morphological marking. It has been designed for use in advanced syntax and typology classes.

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Depictive secondary predicates, such as 'raw' in 'George ate the fish raw', are central to current issues in syntactic and semantic theory - in particular predication theory, phrase structure theories, issues of control and grammatical relations, and verbal aspect. This is the first book toapproach depictive secondary predication from ...

Nikolaus P. Himmelmann is Professor of Linguistics at the Ruhr-University, Bochum. His research interests include typology and grammaticalization theory, prosody, and grammar, as well as language documentation and description. He is the author of a study of the typology and grammaticalization of demonstratives and articles (Tubingen: ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:September 28, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Nikolaus P. Himmelmann and Eva F. Schultze-Berndt: Issues in the Syntax and Semantics of Partipant-oriented Adjuncts: an introduction2. Jane Simpson: Depictives in English and Warlpiri3. Thomas Muller-Bardey: Adverbials and Depictives as Restrictors4. Claudia Bucheli Berger: Depictive Agreement and the Development of a Depictive Marker in Swiss German Dialects5. William B. McGregor: Quantifying Depictive Secondary Predicates in Australian Languages6. Winfried Boeder: Depictives in Kartvelian7. Silvia Kutscher and N. Sevim Genc: On Depictive Secondary Predicates in Laz8. Pilar M. Valenzuela: Participant Agreement in Panoan9. Azeb Amha and Gerrit J. Dimmendaal: Secondary Predicates and Adverbials in Nilotic and Omotic: a typological comparison10. Tom Guldemann: Asyndetic Subordination and Deverbal Depictive Expressions in Shona11. Felix K. Ameka: Forms of Secondary Predication in Serializing Languages: on depictives in Ewe12. Nicholas J. Enfield: Depictive and Other Secondary Predication in Loa13. Johan van der Auwera and Andrej Malchukov: A Semantic Map for Depictive AdjectivalsReferencesIndex of LanguagesIndex of Terms