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Commands : a cross-linguistic typology

Author: Alexandra Y Aikhenvald; R M W Dixon
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
Series: Explorations in linguistic typology, 8.
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This volume focuses on the form and the function of commands-directive speech acts such as pleas, entreaties, and orders-from a typological perspective. Authors analyse the marking and meaning of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Konferenzschrift
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Y Aikhenvald; R M W Dixon
ISBN: 9780198803225 0198803222
OCLC Number: 1001516016
Description: 352 Seiten.
Contents: PrefaceAbbreviationsNotes on the contributors1: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald: Commands: A cross-linguistic view2: Willem F. H. Adelaar: Imperatives and commands in Quechua3: Simon E. Overall: The grammatical representation of commands and prohibitions in Aguaruna4: Elena Mihas: Imperatives in Ashaninka Satipo (Kampa Arawak) of Peru5: Eric W. Campbell: Commands in Zenzontepec Chatino (Otomanguean)6: R. M. W. Dixon: What Dyirbal uses instead of commands7: Tim Thornes: On the heterogeneity of Northern Paiute directives8: Nerida Jarkey: Imperatives and commands in Japanese9: N. J. Enfield: Commands in Lao10: Valerie Guerin: Imperatives and command strategies in Tayatuk (Morobe, PNG)11: Hannah Sarvasy: Imperatives and commands in Nungon12: Lourens de Vries: The imperative paradigm of Korowai, a Greater Awyu language of West Papua13: Borut Telban: Commands as a form of intimacy among the Karawari of Papua New Guinea14: Azeb Amha: Commands in Wolaitta15: Rosita Henry: Veiled commands: Anthropological perspectives on directivesIndex
Series Title: Explorations in linguistic typology, 8.
Responsibility: edited by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon.


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The great merits of this book are obvious. It provides a broad picture of the semantic and pragmatic aspects of the topic. The descriptions and analyses are well-documented and, thanks to the common Read more...

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