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Basic word order : functional principles.

Author: Russell S Tomlin
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Routledge library editions. Linguistics, volume 13
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell S Tomlin
ISBN: 0415723574 9780415723572
OCLC Number: 849787059
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Contents: 1. Introduction 1.1. The Problem and an Outline of the Explanation 1.2. Complicating Factors in Typological Explanation 1.3. Other Explanations of Basic Constituent Order 1.4. Analytical Categories and Terminology 1.5. Evidence and Argumentation 1.6. Direct and Symptomatic Evidence 1.7. Argumentation 2. The Frequency of Basic Constituent Orders 2.1. Introduction 2.2. The Problem 2.3. Results and Data 2.4. Results 2.5. Limits on Interpretation 2.6. The Data 2.7. Methodology 2.8. Rationale 2.9. Goodness-of-Fit 2.10. Determining the Theoretical Distribution 2.11. Production of the Final Sample 2.12. Discussion 2.13. Problem 1: The Comparability of Linguistic Claims 2.14. Problem 2: The Determination of Basic Constituent Order 2.15. Problem 3: The Dialect-Language Problem 2.16 Conclusions 3. The Theme First Principle 3.1. Introduction 3.2. Thematic Information in Discourse and Text 3.3. Thematic Information and Shared Information 3.4. The Identification of Thematic Information 3.5. Previous Research into Thematic Information 3.6. Argumentation for the TFP 3.7. Evidence for the TFP 3.8. Direct Evidence for the TFP 3.9. Symptomatic Evidence for the TFP 3.10. Constraints on Movement Rules 3.11. The Position of Independent Pronominal Elements 3.12. Discourse-Conditioned Syntax 3.13. Limits on the TFP 4. Verb-Object Bonding 4.1. Introduction 4.2. The Principle and Its Interpretation 4.3. Characterization of the Parts of the Principle 4.4. Transitive 4.5. Bonding 4.6. Prior Discussions of Verb-Object Bonding 4.7. Argumentation for VOB 4.8. Data for VOB 4.9. Noun Incorporation 4.10. Sentence Qualifier Placement 4.11. Sentence Adverbial Placement 4.12. Modal Placement 4.13. Proverbal Replacements 4.14. Movement Constraints 4.15. Idioms 4.16. Paraphrases, Compounds, and Cognate Objects 4.17. Borrowing 4.18. Conjunction Reduction 4.19 Phonological Arguments 4.20. Miscellaneous Evidence 4.21. Limitations on VOB 5. The Animated First Principle 5.1. Introduction 5.2. The Principle and Its Interpretation 5.3. 'Animatedness' and the Animatedness Hierarchy 5.4. Other Discussions of a Principle like the AFP 5.5. The Form of Argumentation for the AFP 5.6. The Data for the AFP 5.7. Unmarked Case Roles in Japanese 5.8. Marked Word Orders in K'ekchi 5.9. Benefactive-Patient Order in Sesotho 5.10. Subject-Object Inversion in Navajo 5.11. The Order of Agent Chomeurs in Cebuano 5.12. Klamath 5.13. Limits on the AFP 6. The Explanation and Concluding Discussion 6.1.Introduction 6.2. The Explanation 6.3. Requirements on the Explanation 6.4. The Explanation 6.5. The First Perspective: Considering Verb Position 6.6. The Second Perspective: Considering Only Relative Frequencies 6.7. Conclusions 6.8. Language-Specific Data as Counterevidence for the Principles 6.9. Goals of Typological Research 6.10. The Cognitive Basis for Functional Principles 6.11. Alternative Principles Rejected 6.12. Functional Principles in Typological Research. References. Appendix A: Languages. Appendix A: References. Appendix B. Appendix C
Series Title: Routledge library editions. Linguistics, volume 13

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