This book investigates the linguistic status of predication, especially within the generative paradigm. The topics discussed include minimalist accounts of predication, types of predication, copular constructions, topic and focus, theticity and transitivity. The contributions analyze constructions from a wide variety of languages, including English, Polish, Irish, Welsh, Norwegian, German, Arabic, Ostyak, Mongolian, Japanese and Chinese. This book contributes to contemporary debates on understanding predication in linguistics and in the philosophy of language.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||Studies in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics Series , #9|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Piotr Stalmaszczyk is a Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Lodz (Poland), where he holds the Chair of English and General Linguistics. His research is concerned predominantly with linguistic methodology and the philosophy of language and linguistics.
Table of Contents
Linguistic status of predication – Predication in syntax – Copular predication – Subject requirement – Small clauses – Specificational clauses – Minimalist syntax – Secondary predication – Theticity and transitivity – Focus – Topic – English – Polish – Irish – Welsh – German – Arabic – Ostyak – Mongolian – Japanese – Chinese