Coordinating Constructions

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Martin Haspelmath
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 576 pages
This is the first book on coordinating constructions that adopts a broad cross-linguistic perspective. Coordination has been studied intensively in English and other major European languages, but we are only beginning to understand the range of variation that is found world-wide. This volume consists of a number of general studies, as well as fourteen case studies of coordinating constructions in languages or groups of languages: Africa (Iraqw, Fongbe, Hausa), the Caucasus (Daghestanian, Tsakhur, Chechen), the Middle East (Persian and other Western Iranian languages), Southeast Asia (Lai, Karen, Indonesian), the Pacific (Lavukaleve, Oceanic, Nlmwa), and the Americas (Upper Kuskokwim Athabaskan). A detailed introductory chapter summarizes the main results of the volume and situates them in the context of other relevant current research.
 

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Contents

Coordination in Chechen
10
An overview
11
Coordination in Mentalese
41
An adaptationist view
67
Conjunction and personal pronouns
89
The grammar of conjunctive and disjunctive coordination in Iraqw
109
Coordinating constructions in Fongbe with reference to Haitian
123
Comitative coordinating and inclusory constructions in Hausa
165
Familiarity
357
Explorations in macrofunctionality
371
Pacific
420
Coordination in Lavukaleve
427
Coordination in Oceanic languages and Proto Oceanic
445
Coordination strategies and inclusory constructions in
494
Nlmwa 17
499
Coordination in Upper Kuskokwim Athabaskan
537

Coordinating constructions in Daghestanian languages
197
Converb constructions
227
Liane Jeschull
241
Vafsi Persian
269
Coordination in Hakha Lai TibetoBurman
333

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