: Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language: Lindsay J. Whaley. Introduction to Typology assumes neither prior knowledge of typology nor extensive background in linguistics, making it useful as a primary Lindsay J. Whaley. and linguistic analysis, Introduction to Typology overviews the major grammatical categories and constructions in the world’s languages. Lindsay J. Whaley.

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A Theory of Grammatical Function Changing. A clause in which the verb does not have a direct object. A type of morphological marking in which the form of the affix is determined by repetition of part or all of the root.

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The introduction to typology introductikn I presented in North Dakota was embedded within a course that also presented a formal grammatical framework, so I felt it important to stress what typology has in common with the sort of syntactic theorizing that has come to dominate the linguistic world, particularly in the United States. U of Texas P. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

A morphological term used to wbaley a situation in which two morphemes have obvious semantic affinity but no formal connection—for example, go-went.

U of Chicago P She took over even more family responsibilities than usual so that I could dedicate additional time to writing and revising. Within each chapter, there is frequent use of section headers; this offers a convenient mechanism for instructors to refer to material in the book, and it assists students in locating material rapidly when reviewing for assignments or exams.

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The split between the two systems can occur across components in the grammar e. English Choose a language for shopping. Ergative contrasts with nominative. JackendoffRay S. He caught many inconsistencies, oversights, and a few embarrassing errors. The Unity and Diversity of Language.

Form, Function, and Problems of Identity. U of Chicago P.

Dropping the pronominal subject of a language because the information can be determined by agreement morphology on the verb. A comparative term that indicates the unit that bears greater formal substance. Amazon Second Intoduction Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

In the first occurrence of key terms, they are placed in bold print and generally accompanied by a definition or description. Tpyology also nominative-accusative and ergative-absolutive. DayleyJohn P.

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My responsibility lay in the typology portion of the course, for which I was allotted 17 course hours. A measure for the amount of affixation that occurs in an individual language. I took this tack intfoduction, for I have always found that typology has much to offer to formal grammatical frameworks and vice versa. A mood category used to express an attitude of uncertainty on the part of the speaker or a hypothetical situation. Conversely, cat is unmarked.


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Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language

What aspects of the field of typology should be covered and in what depth? Typical inflectional categories of mood are optative and subjunctive. Looking at a language at a single stage in its development. I have no idea why my teacher assigned it to a largely non-linguistic major class, but this book was still more informative than that teacher.

An overview of the major grammatical categories and constructions in the world’s languages, Introduction to Typologyprovides a thorough and comprehensive coverage of typology in the areas of morphology and syntax, while underscoring the similarities and differences that underlie the vast array of human languages. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. A formal element that serves to signal the dependency of a relative clause.

Forgot your login information? MalchukovAndrei L. Agglutinative languages contrast with fusional languages. A mood category that is typically used to express desires and hopes. Serial verb structures often exemplify cosubordination.