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Adpositions by Claude Hagège

By Claude Hagège

This pioneering research relies on an research of over 2 hundred languages, together with African, Amerindian, Australian, Austronesian, Indo-European and Eurasian (Altaic, Caucasian, Chukotko-Kamchatkan, Dravidian, Uralic), Papuan, and Sino-Tibetan. Adpositions are a nearly common a part of speech. English has prepositions; a few languages, corresponding to jap, have postpositions; others have either; and but others varieties that aren't rather both. As grammatical instruments they mark the connection among components of a sentence: frequently one point governs a noun or noun-like note or word whereas the opposite services as a predicate. From the syntactic standpoint, the supplement of an adposition is dependent upon a head: during this final sentence, for instance, a head is the supplement of on whereas on a head is dependent upon relies and on is the marker of this dependency. Adpositions lie on the center of the grammar of so much languages, their usefulness making them recurrent in daily speech and writing. Claude Hagege examines their morphological positive aspects, syntactic features, and semantic and cognitive houses. He does so for the subsets either one of adpositions that categorical the family of agent, sufferer, and beneficiary, and of these which mark area, time, accompaniment, or device. Adpositions usually govern case and are often steadily grammaticalized into case. the writer considers the total set of functionality markers, together with case, that seem as adpositions and, in doing so, throws mild on methods of morphological and syntactic swap in numerous languages and language households. His e-book can be welcomed by way of typologists and by means of syntacticians and morphologists of all theoretical stripes.

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The way of linguistics and semiotics, the way of textuality, the way of narrativity, the way of phenomenology, and the way of hermeneutics all provide apertures to the lived socio-historical world in which we move about through our discourse and action. And only on the terrain of this socio-historical world do the traces of meaning and reference lead any­ where. Notes 1. For a critical examination of various attempts to deal with the epistemological problems of meaning and reference, from the perspective of analytical philosophy in particular, see Rorty (1979).

Meaning and reference live and move within this chronotope, within this inter-weaving of temporal and spatial configurations. The project of tracking meaning and reference is thus that of discerning their traces within a dynamic unfolding of historical memories and anticipations, within a heteroglossia of voices that speak of the figuration of times and places against the background of a moving chronotope — a concrete, lived, existential spatio-temporal coordi­ nate. In such a scheme of things meaning and reference are understood as inscriptions of social practices rather than as achievements of a solitary mental act.

But, let us ask what is required to see them 42 EUGENE T. GENDLIN there. To see something that is only visual requires the doubled response, responding both to the water, and also to the pattern as a pattern of some­ thing other than water. It is as patterns, that is to say as doubled perceptions, that the five senses become capable of being sensed separately. The visual is separable, because the sight of one thing exists on another thing. So the visual is separable because it is transferable; it can happen here or there.

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