Adpositions: Pragmatic, Semantic and Syntactic Perspectives by Dennis Kurzon (Ed.), Silvia Adler (Ed.)

By Dennis Kurzon (Ed.), Silvia Adler (Ed.)

This publication is a set of articles which take care of adpositions in quite a few languages and from a couple of views. not just does the publication hide what's generally taken care of in reviews from a eu and Semitic orientation - prepositions, however it offers reports on postpositions, too. the most languages handled within the assortment are English, French and Hebrew, yet there are articles dedicated to different languages together with Korean, Turkic languages, Armenian, Russian and Ukrainian. Adpositions are taken care of via a few authors from a semantic point of view, by means of others as syntactic devices, and a 3rd staff of authors distinguishes adpositions from the perspective in their pragmatic functionality. This paintings is of curiosity to scholars and researchers in theoretical and utilized linguistics, in addition to to people who have a unique curiosity in any of the languages handled.

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French compound prepositions, prepositional locutions and prepositional phrases (8) On lui a annoncé la nouvelle et il s’est évanoui sous le choc. ’ Sous le choc in example (8) denotes the state of the subject, a thing that can stand on its own, and not the reason that relies on this particular state. Anaphora could be activated only by pragmatic inference: according to our encyclopedic knowledge, something must have caused this state of shock. In other words, a shock is a violent reaction to some kind of stimulus (in our case, the news).

Allerton University of Basle, Switzerland Spatio-temporal adpositions (whether prepositions or postpositions) and spatio-temporal adverbs have a close relationship; indeed many modern grammarians regard such prepositions as “into” or “in” together with such spatial adverbs as “overhead” or “over” as subclasses of a single class. The question therefore arises what sort of structure English phrases like “far away over the hills” or German “am Ufer entlang” have, because they apparently include both a (modified) adverb and a preposition phrase.

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