Semantic Spaces of Persian Light Verbs : A Constructionist Account.

By: Family, NeiloufarSeries: Brill's Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages SerPublisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (251 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789004274419Subject(s): Persian language -- Verb.;Persian language -- Compound words.;Persian language -- Semantics.;Persian language -- GrammarGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Semantic Spaces of Persian Light Verbs : A Constructionist AccountDDC classification: 491/.5556 LOC classification: PK6285 -- .F36 2014ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1 Foundations -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Light Verb Constructions -- 1.2.1 First Studies on LVCs -- 1.2.2 Light Verb Languages -- 1.3 Productivity -- 1.4 Persian -- 1.5 Construction Grammar -- 1.6 Outline of the Book -- Chapter 2 Light Verb Constructions in Persian -- 2.1 Persian LVs and PVs -- 2.2 Previous Studies -- 2.2.1 Lexical or Syntactic Status -- 2.2.2 Focus on Aspect and Event Structure -- 2.2.3 Focus on Noun Incorporation -- 2.2.4 Focus on Idioms -- 2.2.5 Interim Summary -- 2.3 A New Approach -- 2.3.1 Looking at the Data -- 2.3.2 Productivity in Persian LVCs -- 2.4 Clusters of Productivity -- 2.4.1 The Patterns -- 2.4.2 Clusters of Productivity -- 2.4.3 Transparency and Clusters -- 2.4.4 Cluster Alternations -- 2.5 Chapter Summary -- Chapter 3 Clusters of Productivity in Six Frequent LVs -- 3.1 Cluster Diagrams and Annotations -- 3.1.1 The Diagrams -- 3.1.2 Argument Structure -- 3.1.3 Aspect -- 3.1.4 Criteria for Clusters -- 3.2 Kærdæn 'To Do' -- 3.3 ∫odæn 'To Become' -- 3.4 Zædæn 'To Hit' -- 3.5 Xordæn 'To Eat' -- 3.6 Dadæn 'To Give' -- 3.7 Gereftæn 'To Get' -- Chapter 4 Clusters of Productivity in Eight More LVs -- 4.1 Ke∫idæn 'To Pull' -- 4.2 Ændaxtæn 'To Throw' -- 4.3 Oftadæn 'To Fall' -- 4.4 Da∫tæn 'To Have' -- 4.5 Aværdæn 'To Bring' -- 4.6 Amædæn 'To Come' -- 4.7 Bordæn 'To Take' -- 4.8 Ræftæn 'To Go' -- Chapter 5 Alternating Clusters -- 5.1 Past Studies on Alternating Constructions -- 5.1.1 Alternations in Other Languages -- 5.1.2 Alternations in Persian -- 5.2 Alternations: A Case of Shared Clusters -- 5.2.1 Alternations between kærdæn and ∫odæn -- 5.2.2 Alternations between zædæn and xordæn -- 5.2.3 Finer-Grained Alternations -- 5.2.4 Is it just Transitivity? -- 5.2.5 Alternations between dadæn and gereftæn -- 5.3 Other LV Alternations -- 5.4 Chapter Review.
Chapter 6 Reflections on Semantic Spaces and Constructions -- 6.1 On Constructions -- 6.1.1 Transparency and Productivity -- 6.1.2 Post-Hoc Meaning Attributions -- 6.1.3 A Special Type of Construction -- 6.2 How Can the Analysis be Applied -- 6.2.1 Loan Words -- 6.2.2 A Neurolinguistic Study -- 6.2.3 A Child Language Study -- 6.3 Reflections on Differences -- 6.3.1 Differences with Simple Verb Languages -- 6.3.2 Why not Only Two LVs? -- 6.4 Book Summary -- References -- Index.
Summary: In this book, Neiloufar Family exposes the semantic organization of light verb constructions in Persian. By clustering constructions based on semantic properties, she provides an insightful and more global view of a system that has been notoriously difficult to classify.
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Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1 Foundations -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Light Verb Constructions -- 1.2.1 First Studies on LVCs -- 1.2.2 Light Verb Languages -- 1.3 Productivity -- 1.4 Persian -- 1.5 Construction Grammar -- 1.6 Outline of the Book -- Chapter 2 Light Verb Constructions in Persian -- 2.1 Persian LVs and PVs -- 2.2 Previous Studies -- 2.2.1 Lexical or Syntactic Status -- 2.2.2 Focus on Aspect and Event Structure -- 2.2.3 Focus on Noun Incorporation -- 2.2.4 Focus on Idioms -- 2.2.5 Interim Summary -- 2.3 A New Approach -- 2.3.1 Looking at the Data -- 2.3.2 Productivity in Persian LVCs -- 2.4 Clusters of Productivity -- 2.4.1 The Patterns -- 2.4.2 Clusters of Productivity -- 2.4.3 Transparency and Clusters -- 2.4.4 Cluster Alternations -- 2.5 Chapter Summary -- Chapter 3 Clusters of Productivity in Six Frequent LVs -- 3.1 Cluster Diagrams and Annotations -- 3.1.1 The Diagrams -- 3.1.2 Argument Structure -- 3.1.3 Aspect -- 3.1.4 Criteria for Clusters -- 3.2 Kærdæn 'To Do' -- 3.3 ∫odæn 'To Become' -- 3.4 Zædæn 'To Hit' -- 3.5 Xordæn 'To Eat' -- 3.6 Dadæn 'To Give' -- 3.7 Gereftæn 'To Get' -- Chapter 4 Clusters of Productivity in Eight More LVs -- 4.1 Ke∫idæn 'To Pull' -- 4.2 Ændaxtæn 'To Throw' -- 4.3 Oftadæn 'To Fall' -- 4.4 Da∫tæn 'To Have' -- 4.5 Aværdæn 'To Bring' -- 4.6 Amædæn 'To Come' -- 4.7 Bordæn 'To Take' -- 4.8 Ræftæn 'To Go' -- Chapter 5 Alternating Clusters -- 5.1 Past Studies on Alternating Constructions -- 5.1.1 Alternations in Other Languages -- 5.1.2 Alternations in Persian -- 5.2 Alternations: A Case of Shared Clusters -- 5.2.1 Alternations between kærdæn and ∫odæn -- 5.2.2 Alternations between zædæn and xordæn -- 5.2.3 Finer-Grained Alternations -- 5.2.4 Is it just Transitivity? -- 5.2.5 Alternations between dadæn and gereftæn -- 5.3 Other LV Alternations -- 5.4 Chapter Review.

Chapter 6 Reflections on Semantic Spaces and Constructions -- 6.1 On Constructions -- 6.1.1 Transparency and Productivity -- 6.1.2 Post-Hoc Meaning Attributions -- 6.1.3 A Special Type of Construction -- 6.2 How Can the Analysis be Applied -- 6.2.1 Loan Words -- 6.2.2 A Neurolinguistic Study -- 6.2.3 A Child Language Study -- 6.3 Reflections on Differences -- 6.3.1 Differences with Simple Verb Languages -- 6.3.2 Why not Only Two LVs? -- 6.4 Book Summary -- References -- Index.

In this book, Neiloufar Family exposes the semantic organization of light verb constructions in Persian. By clustering constructions based on semantic properties, she provides an insightful and more global view of a system that has been notoriously difficult to classify.

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