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Georgian Syntax
A Study in Relational Grammar

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Linguistics

  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521109710

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  • Georgian has sometimes been described as a language that is 'totally irregular', where the notions of 'subject', 'object' and 'indirect object' have no relevance. Although it is often cited in work on general linguistics, language universals and language typology, no systematic account of the syntax of this morphologically complex language has been available for Western linguists. Dr Harris's work fills this important need, and indeed her book provides one of the best and most thorough studies available in English of the syntax of a non-Indo-European language. Working in the framework of relational grammar - a framework that is attracting great interest - Dr Harris shows that Georgian does have constructions found in better-known languages, and the study of individual languages to the development of linguistic theory.

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    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521109710
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Syntactic tests for termhood
    2. Case marking in series I and II
    3. Object camouflage
    4. Object raising
    5. Causative clause union
    6. Version: rules that create indirect objects
    7. Passivization
    8. Inversion
    9. Why pattern is not reducible to pattern B
    10. Non-finite verb forms
    11. Retired term marking
    12. Transitivity
    13. Synthetic passives
    14. Reflexivization
    15. Number agreement
    16. The nature of the Georgian verb classes
    Epilogue.

  • Author

    Alice C. Harris

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