Evidentials in Ryukyuan: the Shuri Variety of Luchuan

A Typological and Theoretical Study of Grammatical Evidentiality

Tomoko Arakaki, Okinawa Christian University

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€96,00
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ISBN13: 
9789004230538
E-ISBN: 
9789004253407
Publication Date: 
June 2013
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Hardback
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xviii, 190 pp.
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1879-5412
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4
This corpus study presents a comparative analysis of the case of objects of various verb forms, and also subjects in existential clauses in five Finnic languages. Differences between present languages and historical changes in each language are discussed.
Series: 
Volume: 
13
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004296343
Expected: 
June 2015

Nerida Jarkey, University of Sydney

In this book, Nerida Jarkey investigates the highly productive strategy of verb serialisation and reveals that its key function in this dynamic Southeast Asian language is to depict a single event in an elaborate and vivid way.
Series: 
Volume: 
12
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004292406
Expected: 
June 2015

Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, University of Cologne

In this volume, Gerrit J. Dimmendaal discusses the interaction between language, cognition, and culture in an African context with special focus on the cultural construction of meaning through language.
Series: 
Volume: 
11
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004222441
Publication date: 
January 2015

Christopher Joby, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

In this volume, Chris Joby offers a detailed account of the knowledge and use of Dutch in a range of social domains in early modern Britain.
Series: 
Volume: 
10
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004285187
Publication date: 
January 2015

Angeliki Alvanoudi, Language and Culture Research Centre, James Cook University

In this book, Angeliki Alvanoudi explores the relation between grammatical gender in person reference, culture and cognition in Greek interaction.
Series: 
Volume: 
9
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004283145
Publication date: 
November 2014

Edited by Matthias Brenzinger, University of Cape Town and Iwona Kraska-Szlenk, University of Warsaw

The Body in Language provides theoretical reflections on grammaticalization, lexical semantics, philosophy, multimodal communication as well as on cognitive linguistics in general. Case studies discuss the embodiment in a wide range of languages and from diverse cultures on various continents.
Series: 
Volume: 
8
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004274280
Publication date: 
July 2014

Gerd Carling, Lund University. In Collaboration with Lenny Lindell and Gilbert Ambrazaitis

Scandoromani: Remnants of a Mixed Language is a study of the language of the Swedish and Norwegian Romano, an official minority language in Sweden and Norway, which has been spoken in these countries since the early 16th century.
Series: 
Volume: 
7
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004266445
Publication date: 
January 2014

Nancy C. Dorian

In Small-Language Fates and Prospects Nancy C. Dorian gathers findings from decades of documenting a Scottish Gaelic dialect in sharp decline, presenting detailed evidence of contraction and loss while also drawing lessons for maintenance and revitalization in other endangered-language settings.
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Volume: 
6
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004230514
Publication date: 
May 2014

Julianne Maher

In The Survival of People and Languages: Schooners, Goats and Cassava in St. Barthelemy, French West Indies, Julianne Maher examines the enigmatic linguistic complexity of the island of St. Barthélemy in the French Caribbean, analyzes its four language varieties and traces the social history...
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Volume: 
5
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004183261
Publication date: 
August 2013

Edited by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Cairns Institute, James Cook University and Anne Storch, University of Cologne

Every language has a way of talking about seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. This can be done through lexical means, and through grammatical evidentials. The studies presented here focus on the experssions of perception and cognition in languages of Africa, Oceania, and South America.
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Volume: 
3
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004233676
Publication date: 
January 2013

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