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Introduction to Typology
The Unity and Diversity of Language


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Linguistics (General)

February 1997 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
 
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

This was not suitable for the programme.

Mr Matthew Hirst
Arts, Business and Social Science, University Campus Suffolk
November 11, 2014

The book is well structured and clearly written, which makes it a great introductory text for undergrad courses

Miss Daria Dayter
Anglistik II, University of Bayreuth
January 13, 2014

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