The fourth volume of the revived series of "Travaux du Cercle linguistique de Prague" brings three contributions (by J. Vachek, O. Leška and V. Skalička) connected with the classical period of the Prague School, as well as papers delivered at the conference "Function, Form, and Meaning: Bridges and Interfaces", held in Prague in 1998. Some of the contributions concern issues of grammar of different languages including a syntactic annotation of a large Czech text corpus, a comparison of Hebrew conditionals with English, a characterization of the typology of the Indo-European verb. A further part focuses on topic-focus articulation (information sentence structure, functional sentence perspective), with a concept of 'perspective' introduced as close to but distinct from 'topic' and with three different viewpoints on the semantics of information structure. Two broader essays on the nature of language are then presented, while the last section analyzes the structure of free verse. The volume represents a contribution to the continuing fruitful interaction between the work of the Prague School and the more and less closely related approaches of linguists in other countries.
TRAVAUX DU CERCLE LINGUISTIQUE DE PRAGUE n.s. Title page LCC data Table of contents Preface Section I: The Prague tradition in retrospect Prolegomena to the history of the Prague School of Linguistics Anton Marty's philosophy of language Die Typologie des Ungarischen Section II: Grammar Theoretical description of language as a basis of corpus annotation ''Conditionals'' in Hebrew and English: same or different? Sur la paradigmatisation du verbe indo-européen Part III: Topic-Focus articulation The Russian genitive of negation in existential sentences Synonymy vs. differentiation of variant syntactic realizations of FSP functions Topic-Focus articulation as generalized quantification Information structure and the partition of sentence meaning Section IV: General views Freedom of language The natural order of cognitive events Section V: Poetics The principle of free verse.
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