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Concise Encyclopedia of Grammatical Categories
Elsevier Science and Technology, October 1999
Complementing Brown & Miller's recent Concise Encyclopedia of Syntactic Theories (1996), to which this is a companion volume, this encyclopedia is a collection of articles drawn from the highly successful Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. It presents a collection of 79 articles, all of which have been revised and updated. It also provides a number of newly commissioned articles, one of which has been substantially updated and extended. The volume is alphabetically organised and includes an introduction and a glossary. The Concise Encyclopedia of Grammatical Categories will provide a uniquely comprehensive and authoritative overview of the building blocks of syntax: word classes, sentence/clause types, functional categories of the noun and verb, anaphora and pronominalisation, transitivity, topicalisation and work order.
Selected papers: Editor's Foreword. Introduction. Adjectives (R.M.W. Dixon). Agreement
(G.G. Corbett). Aspect: basic principles (O. Dahl). Binding (I. Crookston). Categories, linguistic (G.K. Pullum). Comparative constructions (I. Crookston). Conditionals (F. Veltman). Definiteness (C. Lyons). Deixis (S. Levinson). Determiners (J. van Eijck). Evidence and modality (D. Blakemore). Fractivity (P.A.M. Seuren). Finiteness (M. Koptjevskaja-Tamm). Functional relations (R.D. Van Valin, Jr). Genericity (M. Krifka). Grammatical units (R.E. Longacre). Grammaticalization and lexicalization (E.C. Traugott). Head and modifier (L. Bauer). Head marking (A. Spencer). Honorifics (M. Shibatani). Indirect speech acts: inferring the illocutionary point (K. Allan). Information structure (W.A. Foley). Interjections (F.K. Ameka). Logophoricity and long-distance reflexives (L. Stirling). Mass expressions (M. Krifka). Modality (F. Kiefer). Mood and modality: further developments (F.R. Palmer). Nominalizations (P. Muysken). Noun incorporation (W.J. de Reuse). Number and number systems (D.A. Cruse). Parts of speech (R.L. Trask). Perfect (O. Dahl). Performance clauses (K. Allan). Reflexives and reciprocals (F. Lichtenberk). Relative clauses (N. Fabb). Resultatives (D.J. Napoli). Serial verbs (M. Sebba). Speech act verbs grammar (K. Allan). Subordination and complementation (N. Vincent). Tense (B. Comrie). Topic, focus, and word order (R. Sornicola). Transitivity (T. Tsunoda). Valency changing alternations (R.L. Humphreys). Verbs and verb phrases (R. Cairns). Voice (M. Shibatani). Word order and linearization (A. Siewierska). Glossary. Name index. Subject index.