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Constituent Order in the Languages of Europe : Monographien Und Texte Zur Nietzsche Forschung - Anna Siewierska

Constituent Order in the Languages of Europe

Monographien Und Texte Zur Nietzsche Forschung

By: Anna Siewierska (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 1998
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The present volume is the product of five years of collaborative research carried out from the beginning of 1990 to the end of 1994 by the members of the Constituent Order group of the European Science Foundation Programme in Language Typology (Eurotyp). Thanks to the diversity of theoretical background of the members of the group, the volume is unique in offering not only a rich array of data, but also a variety of perspectives on the issue of constituent order variation and of the role and nature of language typology. Part 1 of the volume fills in an evident gap in the linguistic literature by presenting descriptive word order surveys of eight groups of European languages (Celtic, Romance, Germanic, Slavic, Modern Greek, Uralic, Kartvelian and Daghestanian) which should provide convenient point of departure for any subsequent word order investigations of the languages of Europe. The papers comprising part two of the volume feature analyses of the word order properties of the languages of Europe from the point of view of the well known Greenbergian word order variables, the principles and parameters of Chomskyan generative grammar and processing ease. The volume concludes with an appendix listing the values of 12 word order variables in all the languages of Europe.

Contributors
Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Word order surveys
Word order in Celticp. 21
An overview of the main word order characteristics of Romancep. 47
Word order in the Germanic languagesp. 75
An overview of word order in Slavic languagesp. 105
Basic characteristics of Modern Greek word orderp. 151
Word order in European Uralicp. 173
Word order in Kartvelian languagesp. 235
Word order in Daghestanian languagesp. 257
Parameters of word order variation
Aspects of word order in the languages of Europep. 283
Order in the noun phrase of the languages of Europep. 321
Flexibility and consistency in word order patterns in the languages of Europep. 383
The relative order of recipient and patient in the languages of Europep. 421
Variation in major constituent order; a global and a European perspectivep. 475
Word order variation in some European SVO languages: a parametric approachp. 553
Celtic word order: some theoretical issuesp. 599
Word order variation in some SOV languages of Europep. 649
Discourse-configurationality in the languages of Europep. 681
Some issues in a performance theory of word orderp. 729
12 word order variables in the languages of Europe
Index of authorsp. 813
Index of languagesp. 820
Index of subjectsp. 825
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ISBN: 9783110151527
ISBN-10: 3110151529
Series: Monographien Und Texte Zur Nietzsche Forschung
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 845
Published: 1st January 1998
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.31  x 4.7
Weight (kg): 1.34