Editors: Rieken, Elisabeth; Widmer, Paul

Pragmatische Kategorien. Form, Funktion und Diachronie

Akten der Arbeitstagung der Indogermanischen Gesellschaft vom 24. bis 26. September 2007 in Marburg

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 352 p., paperback / softback
79,00 €

ISBN: 9783895006777
Table of Contents

Short Description

This contributed work combines articles which deal with the application of pragmatic approaches in diachronically oriented linguistics. Both theoretical approaches and philological aspects are pursued and the applicability of general linguistic approaches is tested on Indo-European corpus languages.


The focus of the discussion in this volume is laid on pragmatics which, so far, did not belong to the main topics of Indo-European linguistics, yet it is a well-established subject of research in general linguistics. One aim of this setting is to intensify the implementation of findings of pragmatic research in the field of Indo-European linguistics as well as to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different research approaches and schools in terms of opinion and experience exchange. Pragmatic categories in corpus languages, their description and reconstruction form the centre of this work in order to advance the research of their diachronic development. This volume compiles both articles on the description and the modelling of theories and studies on single philological matters in which the applicability of general linguistic approaches is tested. Therefore, this volume contributes considerably to this branch of linguistic research and illustrates what the different areas of historic-comparative linguistics each in its own frame are able to contribute to in interdisciplinary cooperation.

Biographical Note

Elisabeth Rieken is Professor of Comparative Linguistics at Philipps-University Marburg. Her fields of research encompasse historical Indo-European linguistics in general, Indo-European Morphology and Anatolian languages.

Paul Widmer has studied historic-comparative and general linguistics in Zürich, Vienna and Bern and is currently (employed as) scientific assistant at Philipps-Universität Marburg. His focus of research lies on morphology and syntax of Indo-European languages.


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