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On structural similarities in Azeri of Iran and Gagauz due to contact with Indo-Iranan languages
Due to language-contact phenomena Gagauz shows significant deviations from Turkic patterns, most obvious on the syntactic level. In what follows, I will deal with a set of modal constructions expressing volition, necessity, ability and possibility. Expressions for volition and necessity are formed in Gagauz analytically using the same lexical and…[Read more]
This article aims to describe some types of adverbial clauses in the dialects of Erzurum.
For this purpose I have investigated published and unpublished material collected in the
region between 1966 and 1980. I concentrated on converb forms and clause patterns that
are unusual from the viewpoint of Standard Turkish. The converb forms are either…[Read more]
An examination of the debate over the Theory of Names between Origen and Celsus in Origen’s Contra Celsum and its implications for late antique ritual worship.
Grammaticalization of directional particle lái in Chinese.
In this paper, we present arguments for an analysis of indicating verbs, building on Liddell (2000), as a typologically unique, unimodal fusion of signs and pointing gestures used for reference tracking. This contrasts with many formalist analyses that assume that directionality in indicating verbs constitutes an agreement marking system. While…[Read more]
This study investigates the distribution of resumptive pronouns in subject-headed relative clauses in Colonial Valley Zapotec..
In this paper we discuss second position clitics in ancient Greek, which show a remarkable ability to break up syntactic constituents. We argue against attempts to capture such data in terms of a mismatch between c-structure yield and surface string and instead propose to enrich c-structure by using a multiple context free grammar with explicit…[Read more]
Analizamos en este artículo las maneras en que la escritura experimental de Beckett subvierte el uso estándar de la persona pronominal, transformando al pronombre de primera persona y sus avatares en el protagonista de una línea argumental. Se expone así de modo gráfico cómo el valor estándar de un elemento lingüístico a nivel de sistema gramatic…[Read more]
José Angel GARCÍA LANDA deposited Notes on Richard E. Palmer’s ‘Hermeneutics: Interpretation Theory in Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger and Gadamer’ in the group Linguistics on Humanities Commons 7 months ago
Notes on the book Hermeneutics: Interpretation Theory in Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger, and Gadamer—a book by Richard E. Palmer (Evanston: Nortwestern UP, 1969). Part I: On the Definition, Scope, and Significance of Hermeneutics; Part II: Four Major Theorists (Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger and Gadamer); Part III: A Hermeneutical M…[Read more]
‘Narrative Theory’ is an online introduction to classical structuralist narratological analysis. The sixth section deals with the structural positioning of narrators with respect to the narrative act and the fictional world(s) contained by the narrative. Contents: 1. Author, narrator, and narrative person; 2. Kinds of narrative positions; 3.…[Read more]
On the phonological adaption of Armenian loanwords starting with plosives or fricatives in the Turkish dialects of the province Erzurum.
On conditional forms in the dialects of Erzumrum province, conditional constructions and temporal clauses.
The present article investigates a type of complex sentence in Turkish where the predicate
of the embedded clause is based on a conditional form followed by the particle de or
sometimes bile. The syntactic and semantic peculiarities of this construction in Turkish
are outlined according to the exhaustive description of concessive conditionals…[Read more]
There is a rich corpus of texts written in Zapotec during the Mexican colonial period that remains relatively understudied. The nature of the corpus poses significant challenges to would-be readers; for example, the texts were written using the Roman alphabet with few standardized spelling conventions, resulting in a large number of homographs and…[Read more]
‘Narrative Theory’ is an online introduction to classical structuralist narratological analysis. This preliminary section provides an introduction to the notion of level of analysis in narrative, and examines a number of theories bearing on the structure of the fabula (Aristotle, Tomashevsky, Bal) and of the story (Genette), with attention to the…[Read more]
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