Local prepositions and serial verb constructions in Thai

The present paper is an attempt to describe a particular semantic domain in Thai, that of local relations, in terms of a gradual interconnection of what traditional descriptions usually regard as distinct and isolated ca
The present paper is an attempt to describe a particular semantic domain in Thai, that of local relations, in terms of a gradual interconnection of what traditional descriptions usually regard as distinct and isolated categories. It is based on the well-known observation that isolating languages like Thai typically display a high degree of 'multifunctionality', or else of syntactic 'versatility' of very many lexical items. […] The semantic area studied in the following pages yields a clear systematic interconnection of three different categories, viz. that of nouns – as the focal instance of maximum syntactic independence –, that of verbs – as, conversely, the focal instance of maximally relational concepts –, and, as an intermediary category between these two, that of prepositions which the system lexically feeds from both these opposite ends. The examples given in the course of this paper have been obtained from published grammatical literature, from Thai texts, and from informants.
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Author:Ulrike Kölver
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-251483
Parent Title (German):Kölner Universalienprojekt: Arbeiten des Kölner Universalien-Projekts ; Nr. 56
Series (Serial Number):Arbeiten des Kölner Universalien-Projekts : akup (56)
Publisher:Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Institut für Linguistik, Universität zu Köln
Place of publication:Köln
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:English
Year of Completion:1984
Year of first Publication:1984
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/09/18
SWD-Keyword:Lokale Präposition; Serialverb-Konstruktion; Thai
Pagenumber:42
Dewey Decimal Classification:495 Ost- und südostasiatische Sprachen
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Semantik / Semantics
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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