Adpositions by Claude Hagège

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By Claude Hagège

This pioneering learn is predicated on an research of over 2 hundred languages, together with African, Amerindian, Australian, Austronesian, Indo-European and Eurasian (Altaic, Caucasian, Chukotko-Kamchatkan, Dravidian, Uralic), Papuan, and Sino-Tibetan. Adpositions are a nearly common a part of speech. English has prepositions; a few languages, resembling jap, have postpositions; others have either; and but others forms that aren't rather both. As grammatical instruments they mark the connection among components of a sentence: usually one aspect governs a noun or noun-like observe or word whereas the opposite services as a predicate. From the syntactic standpoint, the supplement of an adposition relies on a head: during this final sentence, for instance, a head is the supplement of on whereas on a head depends upon relies and on is the marker of this dependency. Adpositions lie on the middle of the grammar of such a lot languages, their usefulness making them recurrent in daily speech and writing. Claude Hagege examines their morphological beneficial properties, syntactic services, and semantic and cognitive homes. He does so for the subsets either one of adpositions that specific the relatives of agent, sufferer, and beneficiary, and of these which mark house, time, accompaniment, or device. Adpositions usually govern case and are often progressively grammaticalized into case. the writer considers the total set of functionality markers, together with case, that seem as adpositions and, in doing so, throws gentle on methods of morphological and syntactic swap in several languages and language households. His ebook should be welcomed via typologists and by means of syntacticians and morphologists of all theoretical stripes.

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49 da’ j’ ’eur roepen3 ’oaren2 ’et1 da’ j’ ’eur ’oaren2 roepen3 ’et1 da’ j’ ’eur ’et1 ’oaren2 roepen3 da’ j’ ’eur ’e’1 roepen3 ’oaren2 da’ j’ ’eur roepen3 ’et1 ’oaren2 da’ j’ ’eur ’oaren2 ’e’1 roepen3 that he her hear2 has1 call3 All: ‘that he has heard her call’ *. . , dat hy haar roep3 hoor2 het1 . . , dat hy haar hoor2 roep3 het1 ?. . , dat hy haar het1 hoor2 roep3 *. . , dat hy haar het1 roep3 hoor2 *. . , dat hy haar roep3 het1 hoor2 *. . , dat hy haar hoor2 het1 roep3 .

Dass er ihn die Medizin wird1 lassen2 trinken3 . . , dass er ihn die Medizin wird1 trinken3 lassen2 *. . , dass er ihn die Medizin trinken3 wird1 lassen2 *. . , dass er ihn die Medizin lassen2 wird1 trinken3 . . , that he him the medicine make2 will1 drink3 All: ‘that he will make him drink the medicine’ SG a. b. c. d. e. f. 321 231 123 132 312 213 ?. . , dass er en t’ Medizin trinke3 loo2 wirt1 *. . , dass er en t’ Medizin loo2 trinke3 wirt1 . . , dass er en t’ Medizin wirt1 loo2 trinke3 *.

To sum up so far: It has been shown that both context and verb class play a role with respect to whether IPP appears or not. It has further been deduced from the data that IPP-verbs are ordered in an implicational hierarchy. Having investigated the verb form in IPP-constructions in this chapter, I will look at the verb order in IPP-constructions in the following chapter. Chapter 3 The verb order Not only does the verb form in IPP-constructions differ from the ‘normally expected’ verb form in the perfect tense, as shown above, but the verb order in IPP-constructions also differs from the ‘normally expected’ verb order, at least in some of the West Germanic IPP-languages such as Standard German and (depending on the verb class) Sankt Gallen German.

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