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Syntactic change in Akkadian the evolution of sentential complementation

Syntactic change in Akkadian the evolution of sentential complementation

Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2007
Series: Oxford linguistics, 2007: 17
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Deutscher
ISBN: 9780198299882 0198299885 9780199532223 0199532222
OCLC Number: 901720394
Description: 204 p.
Contents: PART I: PRELIMINARY CHAPTERS ; 1. Introduction ; 2. What is Sentential Complementation? ; 3. Akkadian ; PART II: STRUCTURAL HISTORY: THE EMERGENCE OF COMPLEMENTIZERS AND QUOTATIVES ; 4. The Emergence of Finite Complements ; 5. The Grammaticalization of the Quotative Construction ; PART III: FUNCTIONAL HISTORY: THE CHANGES IN THE FUNCTIONAL DOMAIN OF COMPLEMENTATION FROM 2500 BC TO 500 BC ; 6. The Functional Domain of Complementation in Babylonian ; 7. Verbs of Knowledge, Perception, and Others ; 8. Manipulation and Modality ; 9. The WH-Functional Domain, Direct and Indirect Questions ; PART IV: THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPLEMENTATION AS AN ADAPTIVE PROCESS ; 10. Functional Parallels for the Babylonian Development ; 11. The Development of Complementation as an Adaptive Process ; Glossary ; References ; Index of Subjects ; Index of Quoted Texts
Series Title: Oxford linguistics, 2007: 17
Responsibility: Guy Deutscher.


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