Vol. 9. No. 1-2 (12.2008)

Original scientific article
Page 35 - 51

From nominalizations to questions – Evidence from Tucanoan

Dmitry Idiatov
University of Antwerp

Johan van der Auwera
University of Antwerp
Abstract: This paper examines question formation in the Tucanoan languages of South America from a comparative and diachronic point of view. We argue that these languages exhibit a historical and semantic relat...

Original scientific article
Page 53 - 85

Failing without trying

J. Lachlan Mackenzie
VU University Amsterdam & ILTEC, Lisboa
Abstract: The article presents an analysis of the over 12,000 occurrences of fail and failure followed by to in the 100m-word British National Corpus. In its lexical use, fail is a negative-implicative verb of ...

Original scientific article
Page 87 - 107

Pattern versus process concepts of grammar and mind: A cognitive-functional perspective

Jan Nuyts
University of Antwerp
Abstract: This paper focuses on one element dividing Cognitive Linguistics and more traditional functional linguistic approaches to grammar, viz. the contrast between the construction oriented approach predomin...

Original scientific article
Page 109 - 122

Communication technologies and their influence on language: Reshuffling tenses in Croatian SMS text messaging

Milena Žic Fuchs
Sveučilište u Zagrebu

Nina Tuđman Vuković
University of Zagreb
Abstract: SMS text messaging has become one of the most dominant means of communication in Croatia. With respect to their linguistic features SMS text messages have become a language variety in their own right,...

Original scientific article
Page 123 - 140

Pre-locativity as the schematic meaning of the Croatian verbal prefix pred-

Branimir Belaj
Sveučilište u Osijeku
Abstract: Criticising the traditional approach, according to which verbs formed with the same prefix form a cluster of homonymous relations, in this paper we introduce the concept schematic meaning which links ...

Original scientific article
Page 141 - 169

Morphosemantic fields in the analysis of Croatian vocabulary

Ida Raffaelli
Sveučilište u Zagrebu

Barbara Kerovec
University of Zagreb
Abstract: This paper presents the morphosemantic field model, claiming that it is relevant in the description of lexical structures in grammatically-motivated languages such as Croatian. Arguments are presented...

Original scientific article
Page 171 - 194

On the marginality of lexical blending

Rita Brdar-Szabó
Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest

Mario Brdar
Sveučilište u Osijeku
Abstract: In spite of a recent surge of interest in it, blending remains among the most poorly understood and elusive word formation processes. What almost everybody seems to be agreed on is that, although it a...

Book review
Page 195 - 197

Mario Brdar & Dubravko Kučanda, 2007. Concise Dictionary of Grammatical Terms for Students of English. Osijek: Faculty of Philosophy, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University. 156 pp. ISBN 978-953-6456-70-3.

Marija Omazić
Sveučilište u Osijeku