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The categories of grammar : French lui and le

Author: Alan Huffman
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©1997.
Series: Studies in language companion series, v. 30.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text offers an analysis of the French clitic object pronouns "lui" and "le" in the radically functional Columbia school framework, constrasting this framework with sentence-based treatments of  Read more...

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Huffman, Alan, 1948-
Categories of grammar.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©1997
(OCoLC)605996590
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Huffman
ISBN: 1556193823 9781556193828 9027230331 9789027230331
OCLC Number: 35718689
Description: xiv, 378 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Acknowledgements; 2. Introduction; 3. 1. The Problem of lui and le; 4. 1. Traditional Grammatical Categories; 5. 2. The Problem to Be Solved; 6. 3. Language-specific Grammatical Categories; 7. 4. The Goal of this Study; 8. 5. The Framework of the New Analysis; 9. 5.1. The Theoretical Background; 10. 5.2. Linguistic Meaning; 11. 5.3. Syntax? Semantics? Pragmatics?; 12. 5.4. Signals; 13. 5.5. Substance and Value; 14. 6. Columbia School Contrasted with Other Meaning-based Schools of Analysis; 15. 7. Grammatical Categories as Hypotheses; 16. 8. Lui versus the a Phrase; 17. 9. Precursors to this Analysis; 18. 2. The System of Degree of Control; 19. 1. Participants and Events; 20. 2. Degree of Control; 21. 3. The Status of the Highest Controller; 22. 4. The Satellite Relationship and Degree of Control; 23. 5. The Assigning of Roles via Degree of Control; 24. 6. Where the Roles Come From; 25. 7. Meaning Not in the Sentence; 26. 8. Precision as a Factor in Choice of Meaning; 27. 9. Strategies of Exploitation; 28. 10. A Look Ahead; 29. 11. Participants in the Event vs. Non-participants; 30. 11.1. Participants in Events vs. Circumstances of Events; 31. 11.2. Participants vs. Prepositional Phrases; 32. 11.3. Participants vs. Possessive Adjectives; 33. 3. Semantic Substance: Exploitations of Degree of Control; 34. 1. Types of Involvement Associated with the Mid Controller; 35. 1.1. Interactor; 36. 1.2. Expediter/Enabler; 37. 1.3. Causer; 38. 1.4. Motivator; 39. 2. Lui- with "Predicate" Nouns and Adjectives; 40. 3. Illusory Categories of Fractional Meaning: "Dative of Possession" and "Dative of the Disadvantaged"; 41. 3.1. The "Dative of Possession"; 42. 3.2. "Beneficiary" and "Maleficiary"; 43. 4. Linguistic Value: Lui versus Le; 44. 1. Substance and Value in Linguistic Analysis; 45. 2. Validating the Opposition between lui- and le-; 46. 3. The Superagent: A Striking Manifestation of Value; 47. 3.1. Harmer's Examples with faire; 48. 3.2. Other Instances of the Superagent; 49. 4. Three- versus Two-participant Messages; 50. 5. Animacy Skewing in Two-participant Messages; 51. 6. Low Level of Activity with le-; 52. 7. Wider Exploitation of the Control Opposition in Two-Participant Messages; 53. 8. Occurrences of lui- and le- with Semantically-Defined Verb Classes; 54. 9. The Network of Oppositions: Verbs of "Commanding"; 55. 5. Networks of Oppositions; 56. 1. The System of Participants; 57. 1.1. The Grammatical Interlock; 58. 1.2. Focus; 59. 1.3. The Focus-Control Interlock; 60. 1.4. The First and Second Persons; 61. 1.5. Deixis; 62. 1.6. Communicative Motivation for Paradigmatic Structure; 63. 2. The High Controller in Two-Participant Messages; 64. 3. Interaction of the High- and Non-High Controller Strategies; 65. 4. Case Study: Verbs of "Asking"; 66. 5. The Pseudo-Phenomenon of "Government"; 67. Appendix A: Verbs Included in Counts of Tables 5.3 and 5.4; 68. Appendix B: Additional Charts Showing Control Level in Relation to "Government"; 69. 6. The Theory of the Sentence and the Traditional Canon; 70. 1. Lui- and le- as a Linguistic Problem; 71. 2. The Theory of the Sentence; 72. 2.1. Deductively Motivated Categories; 73. 2.2. The Tripartite Relationship; 74. 2.3. Testing the Theory of the Sentence: The Appendix; 75. 3. Traditional Grammar and Generative Grammar; 76. 4. Direct and Indirect Object in the Grammar of French; 77. 5. Notional or Formal Categories?; 78. 6. A Morpho-syntactic Approach: Blinkenberg; 79. 7. The Notion of "Transitivity"; 80. 8. Transitivity as an Explanatory Construct; 81. 9. The Traditional Canon of Categories; 82. 10. A Functionalist View: Hopper & Thompson; 83. 11. Linguistic Resources vs. Linguistic Products; 84. 7. A New Perspective on the Notions "Pronominalization" and "Cliticity"; 85. 1. The "Pronoun" as a Grammatical Category; 86. 1.1. The Problem of Pronominalization; 87. 1.2. Taking the Morphemes Seriously; 88. 1.3. The Term "Dative" and the Problem of the Dative; 89. 2. A Columbia-school approach to a phrases; 90. 2.1. Degree of Control with Nouns; 91. 2.2. Choice of Preposition; 92. 2.3. The Contribution of a; 93. 2.4. From Circumstance to Control; 94. 2.5. The Precision Factor; 95. 2.6. A vs. par: An Exploitation of Relative Precision; 96. 2.7. Summary; 97. 3. The Function of Cliticity; 98. 3.1. Ordering among the Clitics; 99. 3.2. Combinatory Skewings among Clitics; 100. 3.3. Word Order in Imperative Messages; 101. 8. The Categories of Grammar; 102. 1. Grammar as Explanation; 103. 2. Language, Thought, and Communication; 104. 3. Functionalist Schools of Grammar; 105. 4. The Nature and Role of Linguistic Theory; 106. 5. The Acquisition and Use of Language; 107. 6. Observations and Hypotheses in Linguistics; 108. 7. The Human Factor in Language; 109. Notes; 110. Bibliography; 111. Abbreviations; 112. Abbreviations of Texts Cited; 113. Index
Series Title: Studies in language companion series, v. 30.
Responsibility: Alan Huffman.

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