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Comrie, Bernard 1947-

Works: 149 works in 765 publications in 6 languages and 16,558 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Maps  Atlases 
Roles: Editor, Other, Honoree, Compiler, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Curator
Classifications: P371, 415
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Most widely held works by Bernard Comrie
The World's major languages by Bernard Comrie ( Book )
74 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 2,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detailed guide to the world's forty major languages with full historical, sociological, and linguistic information
The atlas of languages : the origin and development of languages throughout the world ( Book )
42 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of photos, maps, charts, and boxed features on virtually every page. Ten chapters discuss the language families of each region of the world
Language universals and linguistic typology : syntax and morphology by Bernard Comrie ( Book )
66 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introducing Maltese linguistics selected papers from the 1st International Conference on Maltese Linguistics, Bremen, 18-20 October, 2007 by International Conference on Maltese Linguistics ( )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of articles highlights a selection of on-going research projects. Phonological, morphological, and syntactic issues are addressed by international experts on Maltese. The diachronic development of Maltese, its age-long contact with Italo-R
Causatives and transitivity by Bernard Comrie ( )
12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume brings together 18 typological studies of causative and related constructions (transitivity, voice, other expressions of cause) by 19 scholars from North America, Western Europe, and Russia. The inspirations for the volume is the pioneering work on causative constructions by the Leningrad Typology Group; several of the contributors have close connections to the charter members of that group, others have appreciated this work from a distance. The volume as a whole is based on the concept of causative constructions as embracing both morphology and syntax, with an important semantic c
Case and grammatical relations studies in honor of Bernard Comrie ( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The papers in this volume can be grouped into two broad, overlapping classes: those dealing primarily with case and those dealing primarily with grammatical relations. With regard to case, topics include descriptions of the case systems of two Caucasian languages, the problems of determining how many cases Russian has and whether Hungarian has a case system at all, the issue of case-combining, the retention of the dative in Swedish dialects, and genitive objects in the languages of Europe. With regard to grammatical relations, topics include the order of obliques in OV and VO languages, the effects of the referential hierarchy on the distribution of grammatical relations, the problem of whether the passive requires a subject category, the relation between subjecthood and definiteness, and the issue of how the loss of case and aspectual systems triggers the use of compensatory mechanisms in heritage Russian."--Jacket
Typology of resultative constructions by Vladimir Petrovich Nedjalkov ( )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aspect : an introduction to the study of verbal aspect and related problems by Bernard Comrie ( Book )
51 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to the general linguistic study of aspect. Topics covered include the relation of tense and aspect, the morphology and the semantics of aspect, and structuralist and philosophical approaches. Dr Comrie draws his examples particularly from English and the Slavonic and Romance languages, but also from Arabic, Chinese, Welsh, Greek and a variety of others. This is the first study of aspect, considered as a general linguistic phenomenon. It is intended for students of individual languages as well as for students of linguistics. -- Publisher description
Perspectives on Arabic linguistics III papers from the Third Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics by Symposium on Arabic Linguistics ( )
13 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tense by Bernard Comrie ( Book )
43 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bernard Comrie defines tense as the grammaticalisation of location in time. In this textbook he introduces readers to the range of variation found in tense systems across the languages of the world, bringing together a rich collection of illustrative material that student and specialist alike will find invaluable. This systematic account of the data is carefully integrated with a theoretical discussion of tense that is sensitive both to the range of tense oppositions found cross-linguistically and also to the constraints on that variation. For the most part the book is written without formalism, nor is it written within the framework of any specific current theory of linguistics. Nevertheless, as the final chapter makes clear, a formal theory of tense can build upon the insights gained here. -- Publisher description
The Russian language since the revolution by Bernard Comrie ( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The languages of the Soviet Union by Bernard Comrie ( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A general account
The Russian language in the twentieth century by Bernard Comrie ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They first consider changes in the pronunciation, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of the language and then examine the effects of social change on the language in chapters on the changing status of women, modes of address, speech etiquette, and orthography. They show that changes in all these areas have been substantial, and explore the extent to which the standard language, as portrayed in dictionaries and grammars, coincides with the actual usage - both spoken and written - of educated Russians
The Slavonic languages ( Book )
25 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The major languages of Eastern Europe by Bernard Comrie ( Book )
37 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Comrie's much-praised The World's Major Languages, this is the first comprehensive guide in paperback to descibe in detail the language families of Eastern Europe, and includes an introduction which surveys the field
Explanations for language universals by Brian Butterworth ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Major languages of South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa by Bernard Comrie ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the much-praised The World's Major Languages, this is the first comprehensive guide in paperback to describe the development, grammar sound and writing system, and sociological factors of the major language families in these areas
Approaches to the typology of word classes by Petra Maria Vogel ( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relative clauses in languages of the Americas a typological overview by Bernard Comrie ( )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patterns of relative clause formation tend to vary according to the typological properties of a language. Highly polysynthetic languages tend to have fully nominalized relative clauses and no relative pronouns, while other typologically diverse languages tend to have relative clauses which are similar to main or independent clauses. Languages of the Americas, with their rich genetic diversity, have all been under the influence of European languages, whether Spanish, English or Portuguese, a situation that may be expected to have influenced their grammatical patterns. The present volume focuses on two tasks: The first deals with the discussion of functional principles related to relative clause formation: diachrony and paths of grammaticalization, simplicity vs. complexity, and formalization of rules to capture semantic-syntactic correlations. The second provides a typological overview of relative clauses in nine different languages going from north to south in the Americas
Argument structure and grammatical relations a crosslinguistic typology ( )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a collection of articles dealing with various aspects of grammatical relations and argument structure in the languages of Europe and North and Central Asia (LENCA). Topics covered with respect to individual languages are: split-intransitivity (Basque), causativization (Agul), transitives and causatives (Korean and Japanese), aspectual domain and quantification (Finnish and Udmurt), head-marking principles (Athabaskan languages), and pragmatics (Eastern Khanty and Xibe). Typology of argument-structure properties of 'give' (LENCA), typology of agreement systems, asymmetry in argumen
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Alternative Names
Comrie, Bernard
Comrie, Bernard Sterling 1947-
Komri, Bernard.
Komri, Bernard, 1947-
Komurī, Bānādo 1947-
Sterling Comrie, Bernard 1947-
Комри, Бернард, 1947-
コムリー, バーナード