The Semantics of Clause Linking: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

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This series focuses on aspects of language that are of current theoretical interest and for which there has not previously or recently been any full-scale cross-linguistic study. Its books are for typologists, fieldworkers, and theory developers, and designed for use in advanced seminares and courses.

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R. M. W. Dixon is Adjunct Professor at the Cairns Institute, James Cook University. His pioneering fieldwork on Australian Aboriginal languages began in the 1960s and led, among many other works, to grammars of Dyirbal and Yidin, culminating in Australian Languages: Their nature and development (CUP 2002). His other books include A Grammar of Boumaa Fijian (U Chicago Press 1988), Ergativity (CUP, 1994), The Rise and Fall of Languages (CUP 1997) and A Semantic Approach to English Grammar (OUP 2005). The hardback edition of The Jarawara Language of Southern Amazonia (OUP 2004) was winner of the 2004-5 Leonard Bloomfield Prize.

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald is Professor and Research Leader (People and Societies of the Tropics) in the Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Australia. She has worked on descriptive and historical aspects of Berber languages and has published, in Russian, a grammar of Modern Hebrew (1990; second edition 2009). She is a major authority on languages of the Arawak family, from northern Amazonia, and has written grammars of Bare (1995, based on work with the last speaker who has since died) and Warekena (1998), plus A Grammar of Tariana, from Northwest Amazonia (Cambridge University Press, 2003), in addition to essays on various typological and areal features of South American languages.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Notes on the Contributors viii

Abbreviations xii

1 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Typological Perspective R.M.W. Dixon 1

2 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Akkadian Guy Deutscher 56

3 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Galo Mark Post 74

4 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Kham David E. Watters 96

5 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Manambu Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald 118

6 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Iquito Lev Michael 145

7 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Aguaruna Simon Overall 167

8 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Ojibwe J. Randolph Valentine 193

9 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Boumaa Fijian R.M. W. Dixon 218

10 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Toqabaqita Frantisek Lichetenberk 239

11 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Martuthunira Alan Dench 261

12 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Korea Ho-min Sohn 285

13 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Goemai Birgit Hellwig 318

14 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Konso Maarten Mous Ongaye Oda 336

15 The Semantics of Clause Linking in Mali Tonya N. Stebbins 356

16 Semantics and Grammar in Clause Linking Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald 380

Author index 403

Language index 405

Subject index 408

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