Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

On Comitatives and Related Categories: A Typological Study With Special Focus on the Languages of Europe (Emprical Approaches to Language Typology 33) (Emprical Approaches to Language Typology) [Hardcover]

Our Price $ 176.96  
Retail Value $ 224.00  
You Save $ 47.04  (21%)  
Item Number 237731  
Buy New $176.96
Quantity:
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for On Comitatives and Related Categories: A Typological Study With Special Focus on the Languages of Europe (Emprical Approaches to Language Typology 33) (Emprical Approaches to Language Typology) by Thomas Stolz...

This is the first book-length functional-typologically inspired crosslinguistic study of comitatives and related categories such as the instrumental. On the basis of data drawn from 400 languages world-wide (covering all major phyla and areas), the authors test and revise a variety of general linguistic hypotheses about the grammar and cognitive foundations of comitatives. Three types of languages are identified according to the morphological treatment of the comitative and its syncretistic association with other concepts. It is shown that the structural behaviour of comitatives is areally biassed and that the languages of Europe tend to diverge from the majority of the world's languages. This has important repercussions for a language-independent definition of the comitative. The supposed conceptual closeness of comitative and instrumental is discussed in some detail and a semantic map of the comitative is put forward. Markedness is the crucial concept for the evaluation of the relation that ties comitatives and instrumentals to each other. In a separate chapter, the diachrony of comitatives is looked into from the perspective of grammaticalisation research. Throughout the book, the argumentation is richly documented by empirical data. The book contains three case-studies of the comitative in Icelandic, Latvian and Maltese - each of which represents one of the three language types identified earlier in the text. For the purpose of comparing the languages of Europe, a chapter is devoted to the analysis of a large parallel literary corpus (covering 64 languages) which reveals that the parameters of genetic affiliation, areal location and typological classification interact in intricate ways when it comes to predicting whether or not two languages of the sample behave similarly as to the use to which they put their comitative morphemes. With a view to determining the degree of similarity between the languages of the European sub-sample, methods of quantitative typology are employed. General linguists with an interest in case, functional typologists, grammaticalisation researchers and experts of markedness issues will value this book as an important contribution to their respective fields of interest.



Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!

Item Specifications...


Pages   551
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.4"
Weight:   2.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2006
Publisher   Mouton de Gruyter
ISBN  3110185873  
ISBN13  9783110185874  


Availability  124 units.
Availability accurate as of Jan 23, 2017 06:41.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.


More About Thomas Stolz


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Thomas Stolz, Universitat Bremen, Germany; Dik Bakker, Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Rosa Salas Palomo, Micronesean Language Center, Guam.

Thomas Stolz has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Bremen.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Reference > Foreign Languages > General
2Books > Subjects > Reference > Foreign Languages > Instruction > German
3Books > Subjects > Reference > General
4Books > Subjects > Reference > Words & Language > Linguistics



Reviews - What do customers think about On Comitatives and Related Categories: A Typological Study With Special Focus on the Languages of Europe (Emprical Approaches to Language Typology 33) (Emprical Approaches to Language Typology)?

Be the first to write a review about On Comitatives and Related Categories: A Typological Study With Special Focus on the Languages of Europe (Emprical Approaches to Language Typology 33) (Emprical Approaches to Language Typology)



Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding On Comitatives and Related Categories: A Typological Study With Special Focus on the Languages of Europe (Emprical Approaches to Language Typology 33) (Emprical Approaches to Language Typology)


Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :



Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!



Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter


Resources
Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
Corporate
About Us
Contact Us
Policies
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy