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Benefactive strategies in Thai


Jenny, Mathias (2010). Benefactive strategies in Thai. In: Zúñiga, Fernando; Kittilä, Seppo. Benefactives and malefactives: typological perspectives and case studies. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 377-392.

Abstract

In Thai grammatical and semantic relations are expressed by syntactic or lexical means, such as constituent order and grammaticalized nouns and verbs. The topic of the present study are benefactive strategies in Thai, i.e. linguistic means to describe situations which involve an entity peripheral to, but in some way affected by, the event described by the predicate. Different benefactive strategies are compared in terms of form and function with special emphasis on the semantic differences. The Thai data show an important distinction between ‘direct benefactive’ (the beneficiary is directly involved in the event as recipient or experiencer), and ‘indirect benefactive’ (the activity is performed for his sake without him necessarily being aware of it) expressions.

In Thai grammatical and semantic relations are expressed by syntactic or lexical means, such as constituent order and grammaticalized nouns and verbs. The topic of the present study are benefactive strategies in Thai, i.e. linguistic means to describe situations which involve an entity peripheral to, but in some way affected by, the event described by the predicate. Different benefactive strategies are compared in terms of form and function with special emphasis on the semantic differences. The Thai data show an important distinction between ‘direct benefactive’ (the beneficiary is directly involved in the event as recipient or experiencer), and ‘indirect benefactive’ (the activity is performed for his sake without him necessarily being aware of it) expressions.

Additional indexing

Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:14 May 2010 15:18
Last Modified:01 May 2016 13:51
Publisher:John Benjamins
Series Name:Typological Studies in Language
Number:92
ISSN:0167-7373
ISBN:978-90-272-0673-2
Official URL:http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_articles.cgi?bookid=TSL%2092&artid=400135168
Related URLs:https://www.zora.uzh.ch/33544/

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