Tense-aspect, Transitivity and Causativity

Tense-aspect, Transitivity and Causativity

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This collection presents typological work on tense, aspect, and epistemic modality in a variety of languages and against the background of different schools of thinking, among which the St. Petersburg Typological School developed and so masterfully implemented by the Petersburg linguist, Vladimir Petrovich Nedjalkov. The volume honors this reputed scholar for his life work. It is in mainly this spirit (and the EUROTYPE spirit) that the following scholars have contributed to the volume: T.Tsunoda on Warrungu (Australian indigeneous language), L. Kulikov on Vedic, K. Kiryu on Japanese, Korean and Newari, N. Sumbatova on Svan (from the Kartvelian group), T.Bulygina a A. Shmelev on Russian, W. Boeder on Georgian, R. Thieroff on aorist and imperfect in European languages, Y. Poupynin on Russian, L. Johanson on Kipchak Turkic, I. Dolinina on Russian, N. Kozintseva on Old and Modern Eastern Armenian, Ch. Lee on Korean, W. Abraham on split ergative languages and German, G. Silnitsky on Russian, V. Plungian on Russian, E. Rakhilina on Russian, and K. Ebert on Kalmyk.Essays in Honour of Vladimir Nedjalkov Werner Abraham, L. I. Kulikov ... For example, the semantic type exemplified by skillful is different from that exemplified by former: every skillful N is an element of ... the values of the dimensional parameter in the contexts like a tall boy and a tall basketball player are obviously different.


Title:Tense-aspect, Transitivity and Causativity
Author: Werner Abraham, L. I. Kulikov
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 1999-01-01
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