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Strategies of Clause Linking in Semitic Languages: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Clause Linking in Semitic Languages 5-7 August 2012 in Kivik, Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4667-548X
Lunds universitet.
2014 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book is the outcome of the International Symposium on Clause Linking in Semitic Languages, Kivik, Sweden, 5-7 August 2012. A strong incentive for the symposium was the renewed interest, in recent years, in the nature of non-main clause linking. Current research has brought into focus the concept of main line and digressions from the main line in various discourse types. The conference invited papers on all related topics with emphasis on “ways of combining clauses other than through relative clause and complement clause constructions”.

Contents of the volume:


Clause linking in Arabic dialects

Heléne Kammensjö: Circumstantial Clause Combining in Oral Egyptian Arabic: A preliminary report covering aspects of asyndesis and auxiliation

Maria Persson: Non-Main Clause Linking and Verb Form Switch in Syrian Arabic: Is there a circumstantial clause?


Clause linking in written Arabic

Hans Lagerqvist: Convergent Syntax in Modern Standard Arabic: Indefinite relative clauses and asyndetic ḥāl clauses

Michal Marmorstein: Verbal Syntax and Textual Structure in Classical Arabic Prose


Clause linking in Biblical Hebrew

Gregor Geiger: Constructions which Precede the wayyiqṭōl Chain in Biblical Hebrew

Bo Isaksson: Archaic Biblical Hebrew Poetry: The Linking of Finite Clauses

Reinhard G. Lehmann: “Since, while and whilst I am a poor man.” The Legacy of Diethelm Michel’s Nominal-Clause Syntax as Applied to a Wider Field of 1st Millennium bce Northwest Semitic

Alviero Niccacci: Background Constructions inside the Main Line in Biblical Hebrew

Frank Polak: The Circumstantial Clause as Trigger: Syntax, discourse and plot structure in biblical narrative


Clause linking in Ethio-Semitic

Lutz Edzard: Complex predicates and Circumstantial Clause Combining (CCC): Serial Verbs and Converbs in a Comparative Semitic Perspective


Clause linking in East Semitic

Eran Cohen: The Domain: A Formal Syntactic Unit Above Sentence Level

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014. , 252 p.
, Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes, ISSN 0567-4980 ; 93
Keyword [en]
clause linking, clause combining, semitic languages
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Semitic Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239644ISBN: 978-3-447-10312-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-239644DiVA: diva2:774925
The International Symposium on Clause Linking in Semitic Languages 5-7 August 2012 in Kivik, Sweden
Circumstantial Clause Combining in Semitic (Vetenskapsrådet)
Swedish Research Council, 2009-2197
Available from: 2014-12-29 Created: 2014-12-29 Last updated: 2014-12-29

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