Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language

Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language

By: Lindsay Whaley (author)Paperback

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Ideal in introductory courses dealing with grammatical structure and linguistics analysis, Introduction to Typology overviews the major grammatical categories and constructions in the world's languages. Framed in a typological perspective, the constant concern of this primary text is to underscore the similarities and differences which underlie the vast array of human languages.

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Contents

THE BASICS OF LANGUAGE TYPOLOGY An Introduction to Typology and Universals A (Brief) History of Typology Issues of Method and Explanation Basic Categories WORLD ORDER TYPOLOGY Constituent Order Universals Determining Basic Constituent Order MORPHOLOGICAL TYPOLOGY Morphemes Morphological Typology ENCODING RELATIONAL AND SEMANTIC PROPERTIES OF NOMINALS Case and Agreement Systems Animacy, Definiteness and Gender Valence VERBAL CATEGORIES Tense and Aspect Mood and Negation The Morphosyntax of Speech Acts COMPLEX CLAUSES Subordination Coordination and Cosubordination

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/12/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780803959637
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780803959637
  • weight: 518
  • ISBN10: 080395963X

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