Experiential Constructions in Yucatec Maya: A Typologically Based Analysis of a Functional Domain in a Mayan Language

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John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 380 pages
This book combines a fieldwork-based language-specific analysis with a typological investigation. It offers a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the form and semantics of experiencer constructions in Yucatec, the Mayan language of the Yucatecan peninsula in Mexico. Since the linguistic expression of experience is not restricted to a specific grammatical area the study touches a great variety of grammatical fields in the language such as argument structure, grammatical relations, possessive constructions, subordinate constructions, etc. The empirical analysis of the Yucatec data is preceded by a thorough examination of the functional domain and the cross-linguistic coding of experience which until now could not be found in the literature. This study will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of typology and Native American linguistics, and especially to those interested in argument structure and the syntax-semantics interface.
 

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Contents

List of tables
8
Theoretical preliminaries
13
Figures and tables List of constructions
27
Argument structure C
30
1nchoative C with kommen
31
Funktionsverb C with inchoative meaning
32
Universals and typology of experiential constructions
35
1ntroduction to Yucatec Maya
99
Active intransitive experiential verbs
204
Person part collocations with intransitive verbs
208
Simple intr C with possessorexperiencer based on metonymy
209
Simple intr C with possrexpr based on metaphor + metonymy
211
1ntransitive verbs of bodily sensation body partoriented
212
Simple intr body part C with verbs of bodily sensation
213
Simple intr C with stimulusoriented verbs
214
Bivalent intransitive experiential and modal verbs
215

Pronominal crossreference markers
101
Status inflection according to verb classes
109
Extrafocal inflection
110
Valency changing operations
112
Dynamicity changing operations
114
Status assignment
117
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119
Syntactic properties of stative predicates vs verbs
121
Derivational potential of stative predicates and verbs
122
Stative predicate classes in YM
123
Types of subordination
127
Some types of verbal cores under subordination
129
Syntactic pivots
143
Experiential constructions
151
Experiential adjectives
159
Simple adj C with exp oriented adjectives
160
Extended adj C with exp oriented adjectives
162
Simple adj C with possessorexperiencer based on metonymy
164
Person part collocations with adjectives
165
Simple adj C with possrexpr based on metaphor + metonymy
167
Bodily sensation adjectives
173
Simple adj body part C with adjectives of bodily sensation
174
Simple adj C with stimulusoriented adjectives
176
Extended adj stimulus qualifying C with experiencer
177
Bivalent experiential and modal adjectives
178
Extended adj C with experiential and modal adjectives
179
Adj local C of positive evaluation with possrexperiencer
180
Modals related to experience
182
Modal operator C
184
Existential collocations 1
186
Experiential existence C with indirect object
187
Ascription of possession to possessive attribute
189
Existential collocations 11
191
Local existential person part collocations
192
Local existential person part C with stimulus
193
Transitive verboids
194
Transitive verboid C
195
Syntactic properties of transitive verboids
196
1nactive intransitive experiential verbs
200
Simple intr C with experienceroriented verbs
201
Extended intr C with experienceroriented verbs
202
Extended intr C with stimulusoriented verbs
216
Backward indirect object control C
218
1ntr local C with possessorexperiencer
219
Transitive verbs of experience
222
General transitive C with experienceroriented verbs
225
Transitive C with generalized experiential verb
233
Transitive verbs of emotional volitive and cognitive expression
234
Transitive verbs of active perception
237
Reflexive verbs and collocations of experience
238
1nchoative C with ch a and emotional expertum nouns
240
Reflexive collocations with person part nounexpertum noun
241
Reflexive experiential C with possessorexperiencer
242
Perceptionevaluation collocations with adjectival secondary predicate
243
Evaluationperception C with focused secondary predicate
244
Manner focus C with transitive incompletive verbal core
245
Causative experiential verbs taking the experiencer as direct object
247
General transitive C with causative experiential verbs
248
Person part collocations with transitive causative verbs
252
Causative C with possessorexperiencer based on metonymy
253
Causative C with possrexpr based on metaphor + metonymy
255
Causative body part C with verbs of bodily sensation
257
Ditransitive verbs of experience
258
Ditransitive C with experiential verbs
259
Basic lexicalization of experiential concepts in YM
261
Grammatical properties of experiencers
269
Possessive C with experiencer and stimulus
286
Complementation with experiential predicates
291
Semantic parameters determining subordinate propositions
293
Types of complementation with experiential matrix predicates
323
Person and body parts in experiential collocations
329
Conclusions
343
Plain experiencer C
344
Simple adjectivalintransitive C 1
347
Simple adjectivalintransitive C 1ll
348
Extended adjectivalintransitive C 1
349
Extended adjectivalintransitive C 1V
350
General transitive C 1ll
351
General ditransitive C
352
List of figures Figure 1 Scale of time stability 16
355
References
357
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