Proceedings of LP'96

edited by

Bohumil Palek

Typology: prototypes, item orderings and universals

Prague, August 20-22, 1966

Copyright © by Charles University Press, 1967

Karolinum - Ovocný trh š, 116 36 Prague 1, Czech Republic

Table of Contents


Keynote speaches:

Hansjakob Seiler (Universitv of Cologne):     

On the present state of larrguage universals research    I

Christian Lehman (University of Bielefeld):

Person prominence vs. relation prominence    17

Jiří V. Neustupný (Osaka University):

Typology in Prague: The legacy of Vladimir Skalička    29

Bernard Comrie (University of Southern California):

Some prablem.s in the theory and typology of    31

Norbert Corver & Henk van Riemsdijk (Tilburg University):

The position of the head and the domain of scrambling    57

Osamu Fujimura (The Ohio State University):

Syllable features and temporal structure of speech    91


Universals and prototypical concepts    

E..Wyn Roberts (Simon Fraser University, Canada):

 Recursior, linear order, and the classification of linguistic units 112

Per Durst-Andersen (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark):

Towards a theory of linguistic supertypes: Speaker-based, hearer-based, and reality-based languages 125

Michael Cysouw (University of Nijmegen):

Design and granunaticalisation 153

Dik Bakker (University of Amsterdam)

The balance between flexibility and consistency: A universal or euroversal tendency? I 64

Philippe Bourdin (Universilé Paris X and York University, Toronto):

 On Goal-bias across languages: modal, configurational and orientational parameters 185

Charles F. Carlson (Radio Free EuropelRadio Liberty Prague)

A typological study of spatial deixis in Turkic and Finno-Ugric 219

Eugene H. Casad (Summer Institute of Linguistics)

Many goofs: Exploiting a nonprototypical verb structure 233

Werner Drossard (University of Cologne)

Polysynthesis and polysynthetic languages in comparative perspective 251


Typology and diachrony

Karl-Horst Schmidt (Bonn University):

Problems of diachronic typology

Helena Kurzová (South Bohemian University)

Morphosyntactic processes in Europe 279

Brigitte L.M. Bauer (The University of Nijmegen):

 The adjective in Italic and Romunce: Genetic or areal factors affecting word-order patterns? 295


Noun phrase structures

Edith Moravesik (University of Wisconsirr-Milwaukee)

Parts and wholes in the Hungarian noun phrase - a typological study 307

Ewa Willim (Jagiellonian University of Cracow):

On N-Movement in Polish noun phrases 325

 Andolin Eguzkitza (University of the Basque country Vitoria-Gasteiz)

Indirect questions and other adnominals in the grammar of Basque  332

Thomas M. Gross (Dôshisha Womens College, Kyóto):

“To be or not to be ” T ypological question of Japanese Adjectives  351

 Nikolai O. Kirsanov (Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg):

A language to describe the morphology of natural and artificial languages 365

Aida Sadykova (Kuzan Pedagogical University):

 A typological.studv of the semantic component of noun compounds in Kuzan Tatar and English 375

Jewdet Suleymanov (Kazan State University):

 Towards a definition of Tatar cases via the structural functional morphemic model 387


Word order typology

Martin Ehala (Talinn Pedagogical University):

Chance and necessity in word order typology 396

Eva Koktová (Charles University, Prague)

Word order and typology 405

Vera I. Podlesskaya (Russian Academy of Sciences)

Typolgy of clause linkage: Grammatical marking in conditional constructions 421

László Honti (University of Groningen):

 Zur Frage nach dem Zusammenhang zwischen der Wortfolge im Satz and der Abfolge von Suffixes (am Beispiel der uralischen Sprachen)  433

Jiři Nekvapil (Charles University, Prague)

Some remarks on item orderings in Czech conversation: The issue of pre-requests 444

Ladislav Nebeský (Charles University, Prague):

Art analysis of syntactic formulae 451

Pavel Novák (Charles University, Prague):

 Relationships between homonymy and word order in a “free” word order language (Czech)  463

Bohumil Palek (Charles University, Prague):

Interference of  item-orderings  470

Alik Gilmullin (Kazan State University):

 Syntax complexity: left-branched languages  487



Ludmila G. Zubkova (People’s Friendship University of Russia):

The typological determinant and sound structure of language 496

Tatiana I. Paleeva (People’s Friendship University of Russia):

Iconicity/isomorphism in the accentual structure of word formation chains in Russian 507

Elena A. Krasina (People’s Friendship University of Russia):

The dichotomy of unmarked-marked word order in Russian sentences of characterisation and existence 513



Ronaldo Lima ( Universilé Fédérale de Santa Catarinca, Brasil):

La hiérarchie dans le modčle des graphes conceptuels de Sowa 523

Cláudia Borges de Faveri (Université Fédérale de Santa Catarina, Brasil):

 Les relations et les concepts dans les réseaux sémantiques 531