Book announcement Clause Linking and Clause Hierarchy

ibril ibril at VJF.CNRS.FR
Wed Dec 1 12:09:15 UTC 2010

Would you please announce the publication of a volume ? Thank you. 
Regards. I. Bril

*Clause Linking and Clause Hierarchy: Syntax and pragmatics*

*Edited by Isabelle Bril (*CNRS-LACITO and Fédération de recherche 
« Typologie et universaux linguistiques: données et modèles » (FR 2559))**

*BENJAMINS [Studies in Language Companion Series, 121]  2010. viii, 632 pp.*

This collective volume explores clause-linkage strategies in a 
cross-linguistic perspective with greater emphasis on subordination. 
Part I presents some theoretical reassessment of syntactic terminologies 
and distinctive criteria for subordination, as well as typological 
methods based on sets of variables and statistics allowing 
cross-linguistic comparability. Part II deals with strategies relating 
to clause-chaining, conjunctive conjugations, converbial constructions, 
masdars. Part III centers on the interaction between the syntax, 
pragmatics, and semantics of clause-linking and subordination, in 
relation to informational structure, to referential hierarchy, and 
correlative constructions. Part IV presents insights in the 
clause-linking and subordinating functions of some T.A.M. markers, 
verbal inflectional morphology and conjugation systems, which may also 
interact with informational hierarchy, via the backgrounding effects and 
lack of illocutionary force of some aspect and mood forms. The volume is 
of particular interest to linguists and typologists working on 
clause-linkage systems and on the interface between syntax, pragmatics, 
and semantics.

*Part**I.**Syntactic terminology and typological methods*

Clause linkage and Nexus in Papuan languages*/William Foley/***

Capturing particulars and universals in clause linkage: A multivariate 
analysis*/Balthasar Bickel/*

*Part II. Clause-chaining, converbs, masdars, absolutive constructions, 

Specialized converbs and adverbial subordination in 
Axaxd?r?Akhvakh*/Denis Creissels/***

Finite and non-finite: Prosodic distinctions on Budugh verb 
stems*/Gilles Authier/***

Converbs and adverbial clauses in Badaga, a South-Dravidian 
language*/Christiane Pilot-Raichoor/***

Coordination, converbs and clause chaining in Coptic Egyptian typology 
and structural analysis */Chris H. Reintges/*

*Part III. **Subordination, informational hierarchy and referential 

Informational and referential hierarchy: Clause-linking strategies in 
Austronesian-Oceanic languages.*/Isabelle Bril/*

Comment clause: Crossing the boundaries between simple and complex 
sentences*/Zygmunt Frajzyngier/***

Deixis, information structure and clause linkage in Yafi' Arabic 
(Yemen)*/Martine Vanhove/***

The role of the Berber deictic and TAM markers in dependent clauses in 
Zenaga*/Catherine Taine-Cheikh/***

Deixis and temporal subordinators in Pomak (Slavic, Greece)*/Evangelia 

Correlative markers as phoric "Grammaticalised Category Markers" of 
subordination in German*/Colette Cortès/***

*Part IV. Informational hierarchy and TAM markers' functions in 

Focus, mood and clause linkage in Umpithamu (Cape York Peninsula, 
Australia)*/Jean-Christophe Verstraete/***

Clause chaining and conjugations in Wolof: A typology of parataxis and 
its semantics*/Stéphane Robert/***

Pragmatic demotion and clause dependency: On two atypical subordinating 
strategies in Lo-Toga and Hiw (Torres, Vanuatu)*/Alexandre François/***

Tense-mood concordance and clause chaining in Mankon (a Grassfields 
Bantu language)*/Jacqueline Leroy/***

Clause dependency relations in East Greenlandic Inuit.*/Nicole Tersis/*

Coordination and subordination: /Áma /in Bulgarian dialectal 
Greek*/Eleni Valma /*

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