Letuchiy Alexander B.
A. Holvoet, N. Nau (eds). Grammatical relations and their non-canonical encoding in Baltic. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2014. vii + 370 p. (Valency, argument realization and grammatical relations in Baltic. Vol. 1.) ISBN 978-9-02-725909-7.
Slioussar Natalia A.
Эта публикация представляет собой продолжение серии обзоров научных мероприятий, экспедиций и издательских проектов, поддержанных Российским гуманитарным научным фондом.
Arkadiev Peter M.
This review article presents the basic characteristics of the grammar of Kayardild, an Australian language possessing a typologically unique system of multiple marking of morphosyntactic features. The paper focuses on the recent book by E. Round «Kayardild morphology and syntax» (2013), which is an example of empirically oriented formalized description of morphosyntax largely revising the previous analyses of this language. The significance of the data of Kayardild as well as of the methodology of its analysis for linguistic typology and theory is demonstrated.
Urmanchieva Anna Yu.
This paper is devoted to an aspect of the semantic evolution of grams, which seems to be usually underestimated in grammaticalization studies. It is stated that a grammatical system can have a considerable impact on the process. This issue is examined on the example of a Tas Selkup evidential marker, which has developed a wide range of various semantic functions meeting the reqiurements of Selkup verbal system.
Timofeeva Mariya K.
Different lines of applying or treating introspection in the following limited area are considered: knowledge and usage of language, its investigating in linguistics. Two main positions are advocated: inevitability and significance of introspection for the indicated area; importance of linguistic study of introspection as a constituent of language (regardless of whether introspection is deemed a reliable scientific method or not). In the indicated area, linguists and language users often deal with introspection as a natural capacity, and do not explicitly introduce it among postulates, assumptions, methods, or language data sources. Therefore, the paper considers not only explicit, but also implicit applications of introspection. Linguistics does not formulate any clear differences between introspection and «linguistic feeling», «language feeling», «self-observation», «linguistic intuition». This fact is also taken into account.
Malchukov Andrej L., Xrakovskij Viktor S.
The article presents a typological study of mood in interaction with other verbal categories, with special attention given to cases of syntagmatic interaction, when a mood grammeme excludes or reinterprets grammemes of other categories. Apart from providing a typological overview, the article serves to outline an approach to syntagmatic interaction of verbal categories following up on the work by V. S. Xrakovskij on dominant and recessive categories. The suggested approach seeks to constrain syntagmatic co-occurrence of grammatical categories in reliance to such functional factors as functional compatibility, relevance, economy and local markedness.
Dementyev Vadim V.
The idea is developed that the theory of speech genres can be effectively used for representing the speech picture of modernity. This is made possible due to such potentialities of this theory, advanced by Bakhtin, as the connection between speech genres and language, the dialogic nature of «theme», «style», and «composition» of speech genre, the existence of primary and secondary speech genres, the ability of some speech genres for creative variation. In the article, the current modernity (at the turn of the 21