Understanding Predication

Understanding Predication

by Piotr Stalmaszczyk (Editor)



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Understanding Predication by Piotr Stalmaszczyk

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631675410
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Series: Studies in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics Series , #9
Edition description: New
Pages: 292
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

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