Strategies of Clause Linking in Semitic Languages: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Clause Linking in Semitic Languages, Kivik, Sweden, 5-7 August 2012

Strategies of Clause Linking in Semitic Languages: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Clause Linking in Semitic Languages, Kivik, Sweden, 5-7 August 2012

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Overview

This volume is the outcome of the International Symposium on Clause Linking in Semitic Languages that took place in Kivik, Sweden, from 5-7 August 2012. A strong incentive for the symposium was the renewed interest, in recent years, in the nature of non-main clause linking. Current research has brought into focus the concept of main line and digressions from the main line in various discourse types. The conference invited papers on all related topics with emphasis on ways of combining clauses other than through relative clause and complement clause constructions. The eleven contributions presented here deal with clause linking in Arabic dialects, in written Arabic, in Biblical Hebrew, in Ethio-Semitic as well as in East Semitic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783447103121
Publisher: Harrassowitz Verlag
Publication date: 12/31/2014
Series: Abhandlungen fur die Kunde des Morgenlandes Series , #93
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's preface Clause linking in Arabic dialects Helene Kammensjo Circumstantial Clause Combining in Oral Egyptian Arabic: A preliminary report covering aspects of asyndesis and auxiliation Maria Persson Non-Main Clause Linking and Verb Form Switch in Syrian Arabic: Is there a circumstantial clause? Clause linking in written Arabic Hans Lagerqvist Convergent Syntax in Modern Standard Arabic: Indefinite relative clauses and asyndetic hal clauses Michal Marmorstein Verbal Syntax and Textual Structure in Classical Arabic Prose Clause linking in Biblical Hebrew Gregor Geiger Constructions which Precede the wayyiqtol Chain in Biblical Hebrew Bo Isaksson Archaic Biblical Hebrew Poetry: The Linking of Finite Clauses Reinhard G. Lehmann "Since, while and whilst I am a poor man." The Legacy of Diethelm Michel's Nominal-Clause Syntax as Applied to a Wider Field of 1st Millennium BCE Northwest Semitic Alviero Niccacci Background Constructions inside the Main Line in Biblical Hebrew Frank Polak The Circumstantial Clause as Trigger: Syntax, discourse and plot structure in biblical narrative Clause linking in Ethio-Semitic Lutz Edzard Complex Predicates and Circumstantial Clause Combining (CCC): Serial Verbs and Converbs in a Comparative Semitic Perspective Clause linking in East Semitic Eran Cohen The Domain: A Formal Syntactic Unit Above Sentence Level

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