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Archaic Syntax in Indo-European : The Spread of Transitivity in Latin and French - Brigitte Bauer

Archaic Syntax in Indo-European

The Spread of Transitivity in Latin and French

Hardcover Published: 26th July 2000
ISBN: 9783110167238
Number Of Pages: 412
For Ages: 22+ years old

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks, as well as studies that provide new insights by approaching language from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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Abbreviations referring to grammatical terms
Introductionp. 1
Language typology: Arbitrariness and systemp. 4
Indo-European linguistics and content-related typologyp. 9
Language typesp. 11
Proto-Indo-European and active typologyp. 15
The aim of this studyp. 22
The ergative and active hypotheses for Proto-Indo-Europeanp. 31
Preliminary discussion: Uhlenbeck and Sapirp. 32
General characteristics of ergativityp. 34
Proto-Indo-European and the ergative hypothesisp. 43
Non-Transitive languagesp. 57
Conclusion: The non-nominative stage of Proto-Indo-Europeanp. 90
Impersonal verbsp. 93
The impersonal verb in Indo-European: General considerationsp. 95
Impersonal verbs referring to weather conditionsp. 97
Impersonal verbs in Latin not referring to weather conditionsp. 109
The development of impersonal verbs in the shift from Latin to Romancep. 121
Impersonal verbs in non-Indo-European languagesp. 135
Possessive mihi est constructionsp. 151
Types of possessionp. 153
Possession in Indo-European languagesp. 161
The mihi est construction in Latinp. 180
Dative vs. genitive in possessive constructionsp. 190
Nominal structures: Verbal mihi est constructionsp. 197
Verbal mihi est constructions in the early daughter languagesp. 198
Verbal mihi est constructions in Latinp. 223
Verbal mihi est constructions: conclusionp. 257
Nominal structures: Absolute constructionsp. 261
Absolute constructions in the early daughter languagesp. 262
Absolute constructions: An inherited characteristic?p. 284
Absolute constructions in Latinp. 289
The development of absolute constructions in Latinp. 304
Absolutes in Old and Middle Frenchp. 327
Conclusionp. 335
Proto-Indo-European grammarp. 336
Syntactic residues in Proto-Indo-Europeanp. 338
Grammatical characteristics and the development of syntactic residuesp. 340
Parallels with other structuresp. 346
Referencesp. 351
Indexp. 380
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ISBN: 9783110167238
ISBN-10: 3110167239
Series: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [Tilsm]
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 26th July 2000
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.15  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.69

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