NLB E-NEWS; 13-01: III BOOKS & JOURNALS

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NORDIC LINGUISTIC BULLETIN - ELECTRONIC NEWS
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January 20, 2004 Part III BOOKS & JOURNALS Volume 13: Nr 01
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         - VIRITTÄJÄ 107: 4. 2003
         - NON-PROJECTING WORDS: A CASE STUDY OF SWEDISH PARTICLES
                 Ida Toivonen
         - BILINGUALISM AND SOCIAL RELATIONS SUBTITLE: TURKISH SPEAKERS IN
NORTH
        WESTERN EUROPE. Ed.: Normann Jorgensen
         - FINNIC ADPOSITIONS AND CASES IN CHANGE. Riho Grünthal

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VIRITTÄJÄ 107: 4. 2003

TOC:

KIMMO GRANQVIST & HENRY HEDMAN: The nominal morphology of Finnish
Romani
HELENA PIRTTISAARI: Change and variation in verb paradigms of Finnish
Romani
MARJA-LIISA OLTHUIS: A methodology for active enlargement of vocabulary
in Inari Sami
JAN LINDSTRÖM: Syntactic features of Finno-Swedish

For complete backlists and English summaries of the articles see our
homepage: http://www.kotikielenseura.fi/virittaja/

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NON-PROJECTING WORDS: A CASE STUDY OF SWEDISH PARTICLES
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 58
Author: Ida Toivonen, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand

2004
Kluwer Academic Publishers http://www.wkap.nl/http://www.kluweronline.com/
Book URL: http://www.wkap.nl/prod/b/1-4020-1531-3

Hardback: ISBN: 1402015313, Pages: 256, Price: EUR 97.00, USD 107.00, GBP 67.00

Paperback: ISBN: 1402015321, Pages: 256, Price: EUR 47.00, USD 52.00, GBP 32.00

ABSTRACT: Focusing primarily on Swedish, a Germanic language whose
particles have not previously been studied extensively, Non-Projecting
Words: A Case Study on Swedish Particles develops a theory of
non-projecting words in which particles are morphologically independent
words that do not project phrases. Particles have long constituted a puzzle
for Germanic syntax, as they exhibit properties of both morphological and
syntactic constructs. Although non-projecting words have appeared in the
literature before, it has gone largely unnoticed that such structures
violate the basic tenets of X-bar theory. This work identifies these
violations and develops a formally explicit revision of X-bar theory that
can accommodate the requisite "weak" projections. The resulting theory,
stated in terms of Lexical-Functional Grammar, also yields a novel
classification of clitics, and it sheds new light on a range of recent
theoretical proposals, including economy, multi-word constructions, and the
primitives of lexical semantics. At an abstract level, we see that the
modular, parallel-projection architecture of LFG is essential to the
description of a variety of otherwise recalcitrant facts about
non-projecting words.

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BILINGUALISM AND SOCIAL RELATIONS SUBTITLE: TURKISH SPEAKERS IN NORTH
WESTERN EUROPE
Editor: Normann Jorgensen, University of Copenhagen

2003
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Book URL:
http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=1853596507

Hardback: ISBN: 1853596507, Pages: 160, Price: 325.95

ABSTRACT: Studies of the multilingual practices of Turkish speaking
adolescents in North Western Europe. The speakers use their different
languages for a wider ange of purposes: getting their way, creating a
comfortable atmosphere, saving face, being polite, showing respect, showing
disrespect, scolding, and in many other ways to administer their social
relations. The skills demonst rated by the young speakers are almost never
taken into account by the majo rity societies.

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FINNIC ADPOSITIONS AND CASES IN CHANGE
Series Title: Mémoires de la Société Finno-Ougrienne 244
Riho Grünthal

2003
Publisher: Finno-Ugrian Society http://www.helsinki.fi/jarj/sus/
Book URL: http://www.sgr.fi/english/publications.html

Paperback: ISBN: 9525150712, Pages: 235, Price: 20 euro

ABSTRACT: The Finnic adposition and case system provide a limited empirical
framework for the discussion of various synchronic expressions and
diachronic process es in language. The following questions emerge from the
data that illustrates the interaction between form and function in the
Finnic adpositional phrase s and case system: How should one account for
the typological divergence between genetically related languages? Do
diachronic processes transfer morphosyntactic properties or patterns and
are they conditioned by endogeno us or contact-induced innovations? What is
the relationship between language-specific and more universal tendencies?
These problems are discuss ed from the viewpoint of language typology,
diachronic change and language contact. Special emphasis is laid on the
morphosyntax of Livonian and Veps, two seriously endangered Finnic languages.

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President Jussi Niemi
Department of Linguistics
University of Joensuu, P.O. Box 111
80101 Joensuu
Finland
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http://cc.joensuu.fi/linguistics/

Secretary Johannes Gisli Jonsson
University of Iceland
IS-101 Reykjavik
Iceland

Treasurer Gjert Kristoffersen
(1999-2001) Department of Scandinavian languages and literature
University of Bergen
Sydnesplassen 7
N-5007 Bergen, Norway

Member Hans Olav Enger
Institutt for nordistikk og litteraturvitenskap
Postboks 1013 Blindern
N-0315 Oslo
Norway
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Institutionen för nordiska språk
Helgonabacken 14
223 62 LUND
Sweden
"Lars-Olof.Delsing@nordlund.lu.se

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Institut for Humanistiske Fag
Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitet
Emdrupvej 101
2400 København NV
Denmark

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Institutionen för allmän språkvetenskap
Postbox 9 (Broholmsterrassen 20 A)
FIN-00014 Helsingfors Universitet
Finland

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Dept. of Languages and Communication
Helsinki School of Economics
P. O. Box 12 10
FIN-00101 Helsinki
Finland

Editor, Nordic Journal of Linguistics:
Catherine Ringen and Sten Vikner
Sten Vikner
Dept. of English
University of Aarhus
DK-8000 Aarhus
DENMARK

Editor, Nordic Linguistic Bulletin:
Katrin Hiietam,
Katrinhiietam@hotmail.com

Legally responsible publisher Jussi Niemi (address above)
Editor Katrin Hiietam (address above)

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