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
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014. , 252 p.
The International Symposium on Clause Linking in Semitic Languages 5-7 August 2012 in Kivik, Sweden