The Ins and Outs of Predication

Thus, in the FG/FPG framework, a syntactic rule approach to (la-b), (2a–b), etc. seems out of the question, and, consequently, ... predications for our variants: one with the negative as a predicate operator in the embedded predication, ...

Author: Johan van der Auwera

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110882272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Representations and Othering in Discourse

An analysis of referential, nomination and predication strategies The core semantic strategy in the French discourse on Turkey's possible EU membership is the construction of in and out-groups. Through these constructions French ...

Author: Beyza Ç. Tekin

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027287880

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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This volume examines the construction of Turkey's possible European Union accession in French political discourse. In today's France, heated debates regarding Turkey's EU membership are turning into an essential part of European identity formation. Once again, the 'Turkish Other' functions as a mirror for defining not only the 'European Self', but also European values. By providing a genuine and multi-disciplinary approach for studying the Otherness attributed to Turkey, this book contributes to our understanding of the Self/Other nexus in International Relations. Within a Critical Discourse Analysis framework, this study explores the socio-historical basis of the construction of Turkey's Otherness in an attempt to identify the processes through which past memories, representations, images and fantasies regarding Turkey are inserted into the French social imaginary. Focusing on these significations, which are (re)produced and become manifest through language, this book strives to uncover the link between discourse and political action.



Verbal Periphrases in a Functional Grammar of Spanish

6 The Ins and Outs of Predication . Edited by Johan van der Auwera and Louis Goossens . 1987 . 7 Judith Junger , Predicate Formation in the Verbal System of Modern Hebrew . 1988 . 8 Ahmed Moutaouakil , Pragmatic Functions in a ...

Author: Hella Olbertz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110154023

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 585

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Contains a description of all the different types of verbal periphrases used in modern peninsular Spanish. Defining periphrases as "productive verbal constructions with a partially grammaticized finite verb," the study strives to account for the partly lexical and partly grammatical status of periphrases within the theoretical framework of Functional Grammar--which views language as a tool for verbal communication rather than as an autonomous system. The study finds that, for certain complexities of periphrase usage, Functional Grammar needs to be adapted. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Role of Agreement in Non finite Predication

(12) The Measuring Out Constraint (Tenny 1994:11) (i) The direct internal argument [ ] undergoes no necessary internalmotion or change unless it is motion or change which "measures out the event" over time (where measuring out entails ...

Author: Gréte Dalmi

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027233543

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This comparative syntactic study claims that agreement is the most central functional category responsible for licensing predication in finite, non-finite and small clauses alike. Intriguing syntactic phenomena like Icelandic infinitival predicates taking non-nominative (quirky) subjects; "psych-impersonal" and "modal" predicates in Italian, Hungarian and Russian; meteorological predicates, existential clauses, post-verbal and null subjects in the so-called" null-subject" VSO languages can all be better analyzed through a concept of predication that is closely related to AGRP, manifesting subject-verb agreement. The overt agreement marking in Hungarian and Portuguese infinitival clauses further strengthens this view. "Obviation" and "control "subjunctive clauses in the Balkan languages, Welsh finite and non-finite infinitival clauses as well as case-marked secondary predicates in Icelandic, Slovak, Hungarian, Russian and Finnish also lend support to an analysis where the []pred] feature is checked in AGRP.

Edges in Syntax

In Chapters 2 and 3 I argued that the primary predication domain vP forms a Spell-out domain (where the RELATOR in (2) = v). In the remainder of the book, I adduce evidence for the claim from the ordering patterns in and out of ...

Author: Heejeong Ko

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191635707

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book examines how word order variations in language can be regulated by various factors in cyclic syntax. In particular, it offers a valuable contribution to the current debate concerning the effect of cyclic Spell-out on the (re-)ordering of elements in scrambling. Heejeong Ko provides in-depth discussion of the interaction of the syntax-phonology interface with operations at the syntax proper, as well as examining how the semantic meaning of a structure can be correlated with certain types of orderings in cyclic edges of the syntax. The author's proposal accounts for a wide range of scrambling data in East Asian languages such as Korean and Japanese, with particular focus on the consequences of cyclic linearization for (sub-)scrambling, types of quantifier floating, variations in predicate fronting, and types of argument structure and secondary predicates. The book will be of interest to syntacticians from graduate level upwards, particularly those interested in the syntax-phonology and syntax-semantics interfaces. The range of novel data presented will make it a valuable resource for linguists studying Korean, Japanese, and scrambling languages in general.

Force Content and the Unity of the Proposition

Successive predication allows us to take a new criterion R that references an old sorting criterion. We could, for example, make a new criterion, call it NEGG = WAS-PREVIOUSLY-SORTED-IN-THE-OUT-G pile so that INNEGG means it was not ...

Author: Gabriele M. Mras

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000517330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

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This volume advances discussion between critics and defenders of the force-content distinction and opens up new ways of thinking about force and speech acts in relation to the unity problem. The force-content dichotomy has shaped the philosophy of language and mind since the time of Frege and Russell. Isn’t it obvious that, for example, the clauses of a conditional are not asserted and must therefore be propositions and propositions the forceless contents of forceful acts? But, others have recently asked in response, how can a proposition be a truth value bearer if it is not unified through the forceful act of a subject that takes a position regarding how things are? Can we not instead think of propositions as being inherently forceful, but of force as being cancelled in certain contexts? And what do assertoric, but also directive and interrogative force indicators mean? Force, Content and the Unity of the Proposition will be of interest to researchers working in philosophy of language, philosophical logic, philosophy of mind and linguistics.

The Westminster Review

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Non Verbal Predication in Ancient Egyptian

M CNJ-2MS-put for-3MS ebol mpate-f-metanoi out NCO-3MS-repent It is that, if your brother sins against you, ... 151d) in the predicate position: (151a) (151b) (151c) (151d) The Jews interrogated a man cured of blindness by Jesus and ...

Author: Antonio Loprieno

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110409895

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Egyptian language, with its written documentation spreading from the Early Bronze Age (Ancient Egyptian) to Christian times (Coptic), has rarely been the object of typological studies, grammatical analysis mainly serving philological purposes. This volume offers now a detailed analysis and a diachronic discussion of the non-verbal patterns of the Egyptian language, from the Pyramid Texts (Earlier Egyptian) to Coptic (Later Egyptian), based on an extensive use of data, especially for later phases. By providing a narrative contextualisation and a linguistic glossing of all examples, it addresses the needs not only of students of Egyptian and Coptic, but also of a linguistic readership. After an introduction into the basic typological features of Egyptian, the main book chapters address morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics of the three non-verbal sentence types documented throughout the history of this language: the adverbial sentence, the nominal sentence and the adjectival sentence. These patterns also appear in a variety of clausal environments and can be embedded in verbal constructions. This book provides an ideal introduction into the study of Egyptian historical grammar and an indispensable companion for philological reading.