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Semantic spaces of Persian light verbs : a constructionist account

Author: Neiloufar Family
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014]
Series: Brill's studies in South and Southwest Asian languages, Volume 6.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Neiloufar Family exposes the semantic organization of light verb constructions in Persian. By clustering constructions based on semantic properties, she provides an insightful and more global view of a system that has been notoriously difficult to classify.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Family, Neifoular.
Semantic spaces of Persian light verbs
(DLC) 2014034958
(OCoLC)890807985
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neiloufar Family
ISBN: 9789004274419 9004274413 1322348588 9781322348582
OCLC Number: 897378907
Language Note: English.
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (PhD)--Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, 2006.
"Originally wrote this work as a PhD dissertation in 2006, at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, funded by the Ecole Doctorale Cerveau-Cognition-Comportement (ed 3c)."
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Foundations; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Light Verb Constructions; 1.2.1 First Studies on LVCs; 1.2.2 Light Verb Languages; 1.3 Productivity; 1.4 Persian; 1.5 Construction Grammar; 1.6 Outline of the Book; Chapter 2 Light Verb Constructions in Persian; 2.1 Persian LVs and PVs; 2.2 Previous Studies; 2.2.1 Lexical or Syntactic Status; 2.2.2 Focus on Aspect and Event Structure; 2.2.3 Focus on Noun Incorporation; 2.2.4 Focus on Idioms; 2.2.5 Interim Summary; 2.3 A New Approach; 2.3.1 Looking at the Data; 2.3.2 Productivity in Persian LVCs. 2.4 Clusters of Productivity2.4.1 The Patterns; 2.4.2 Clusters of Productivity; 2.4.3 Transparency and Clusters; 2.4.4 Cluster Alternations; 2.5 Chapter Summary; Chapter 3 Clusters of Productivity in Six Frequent LVs; 3.1 Cluster Diagrams and Annotations; 3.1.1 The Diagrams; 3.1.2 Argument Structure; 3.1.3 Aspect; 3.1.4 Criteria for Clusters; 3.2 Kærdæn 'To Do'; 3.3 ∫odæn 'To Become'; 3.4 Zædæn 'To Hit'; 3.5 Xordæn 'To Eat'; 3.6 Dadæn 'To Give'; 3.7 Gereftæn 'To Get'; Chapter 4 Clusters of Productivity in Eight More LVs; 4.1 Ke∫idæn 'To Pull'; 4.2 Ændaxtæn 'To Throw'; 4.3 Oftadæn 'To Fall' 4.4 Da+"æn 'To Have'4.5 Aværdæn 'To Bring'; 4.6 Amædæn 'To Come'; 4.7 Bordæn 'To Take'; 4.8 Ræftæn 'To Go'; Chapter 5 Alternating Clusters; 5.1 Past Studies on Alternating Constructions; 5.1.1 Alternations in Other Languages; 5.1.2 Alternations in Persian; 5.2 Alternations: A Case of Shared Clusters; 5.2.1 Alternations between kærdæn and +"dæn; 5.2.2 Alternations between zædæn and xordæn; 5.2.3 Finer-Grained Alternations; 5.2.4 Is it just Transitivity?; 5.2.5 Alternations between dadæn and gereftæn; 5.3 Other LV Alternations; 5.4 Chapter Review. Chapter 6 Reflections on Semantic Spaces and Constructions6.1 On Constructions; 6.1.1 Transparency and Productivity; 6.1.2 Post-Hoc Meaning Attributions; 6.1.3 A Special Type of Construction; 6.2 How Can the Analysis be Applied; 6.2.1 Loan Words; 6.2.2 A Neurolinguistic Study; 6.2.3 A Child Language Study; 6.3 Reflections on Differences; 6.3.1 Differences with Simple Verb Languages; 6.3.2 Why not Only Two LVs?; 6.4 Book Summary; References; Index.
Series Title: Brill's studies in South and Southwest Asian languages, Volume 6.
Responsibility: by Neifoular Family.

Abstract:

In this book, Neiloufar Family exposes the semantic organization of light verb constructions in Persian. By clustering constructions based on semantic properties, she provides an insightful and more global view of a system that has been notoriously difficult to classify.

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