Typology of Taxis Constructions
Viktor S. Xrakovskij (ed.)
Russian Academy of Sciences
This collective volume by the Language Typology Workshop of the St. Petersburg Institute for Linguistic Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences) addresses taxis (relative tense) constructions in languages of different structure. It continues the Workshop’s earlier studies under a general research program launched in the 1960s and focused on the grammatical verb categories related to the semantic and syntactic structure of the sentence. The Workshop’s earlier publications in English include: Nedjalkov V. P. (ed.). Typology of Resultative Constructions. Amsterdam, 1988; Xrakovskij V. S. (ed.). Typology of Iterative Constructions, LINCOM, München, 1997; Xrakovskij V. S. (ed.). Typology of Imperative Constructions. LINCOM München, 2001; Xrakovskij V. S. (ed.). Typology of Conditional Constructions. LINCOM, München, 2005; Nedjalkov V. P. (ed.). Reciprocal Constructions. Amsterdam; Philadelphia, 2007; and Xrakovskij V. S. (ed.). Typology of Concessive Constructions. LINCOM, München, 2012. This volume consists of two parts and an appendix.
Part 1 provides a background on taxis studies and sets forth the underlying theoretical concept. The proposed theoretical concept makes it possible to describe taxis constructions in a form that allows to demonstrate both their common (above all, semantic) properties and typological (above all, grammatical) differences between both related and unrelated languages. The concept establishes a typology of taxis verb forms, provides a characterization of prototypical and peripheral taxis constructions, and proposes calculi for taxis meanings and taxis constructions.
Part 2 consists of two sections and 20 chapters on taxis constructions in various languages. The descriptions are to a large extent uniform as they are based on a common questionnaire.
The contributors to this collective volume are: Alpatov V. M., Barentsen A. (Netherlands), Bystrov I. S. , Dmitrenko S. Yu., Ibragimov I. I., Iskhakova X. F., Kordi E. E. , Kramarova S. G., Malchukov A. L., Nasilov D. M., Nedjalkov I. V., Nevskaya I. A., Nicolova R. (Bulgaria), Nikitina T. N., Nikitina T. V., Ogloblin A. K., Orosz A. (Hungary), Spatari N. M., Stankevich N. V., Tommola H. (Finland), Wiemer B. (Germany), Xrakovskij V. S., and Zorikhina-Nilsson N. (Sweden).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Viktor S. Xrakovskij: Taxis: semantics, syntax, typology
Section one: Languages with prototypical taxis constructions structured as complex sentences
Chapter 1. Ruselina Nicolova: Taxis in Bulgarian
Chapter 2. Bjorn Wiemer: Taxis in Lithuanian
Chapter 3. Elena E. Kordi: Taxis in French
Chapter 4. Adrian A. Barentsen: Taxis in Dutch
Chapter 5. Nadezhda Zorikhina-Nilsson: Taxis in Swedish
Chapter 6. Ildar I. Ibragimov: Taxis in Ancient Greek
Chapter 7. Arpad Orosz: Non-Valency Taxis in Hungarian
Chapter 8. Hannu Tommola: Taxis in Finnish
Chapter 9. Tatiana V. Nikitina: Taxis in Hausa
Chapter 10. Vladimir M. Alpatov: Taxis in Modern Japanese
Chapter 11. Alexander K. Ogloblin: Taxis in Old Javanese
Chapter 12. Svetlana G. Kkramarova: Taxis in Indonesian
Chapter 13. Natalya M. Spatari: Taxis in Cambodian
Chapter 14. Sergey Yu. Dmitrenko: Taxis in Thai
Chapter 15. Igor’ S. Bystrov , Nonna V. Stankevic: Taxis in Vietnamese
Chapter 16. Tamara N. Nikitina: Taxis in Ancient Chinese
Chapter 17. Tamara N. Nikitina: Taxis in Wan
Section two: Languages with prototypical taxis constructions structured as semi-complex sentences
Chapter 18. Dmitrij M. Nasilov, Xorsid F. Isxakova, Irina A. Nevskaya: Taxis in Turkic Languages
Chapter 19. Igor’ V. Nedyalkov: Taxis in Evenki
Chapter 20. Andrey L. Malchukov: Taxis in Even
Viktor S. Xrakovskij: A Questionnaire on Taxis Constructions
Index of authors
Index of languages
Index of terms
ISBN 9783862887224 (Hardbound). LINCOM Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 58. 710pp. 2016.