Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification by Nikolaus P. Himmelmann
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Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification
By Nikolaus P. Himmelmann

Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification

The Typology of Depictives

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Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification by Nikolaus P. Himmelmann

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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 to approach 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 predicates and 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199204342
ISBN-10: 0199204349
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 476
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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This is the first book to approach depictive secondary predication - a hot topic in syntax and semantics research - from a crosslinguistic perspective. It maps out all the relevant phenomena and brings together critical surveys and new contributions on their morphosyntactic and semantic properties.

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Author Biography - Nikolaus P. Himmelmann

Eva Schultze-Berndt is Professor of Linguistics at the Karl Franzens University, Graz. Her research interests include typology, grammar of spoken language, lexical semantics, language contact, and language documentation and description. She has published on complex and secondary predication, verb semantics, word classes, and construction-based approaches to grammar, from a typological perspective and with a focus on the Northern Australian language Jaminjung based on her own fieldwork.

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