: 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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Related Titles Analyzing Everyday Texts: A type of predicate that indicates a dynamic event in which there is no change of state such as sing and run. It may provide them with enough of a grounding in the topic to feel more comfortable with my continual reference to lesser-known languages. GreenbergJoseph H. Temporally stable concepts mountain are lexicalized as nouns, whereas temporally unstable concepts weep are lexicalized as verbs.

A Minimalist Program for Linguistic Theory. Switch Reference and Universal Grammar. A phonological term that refers to pitch and intonation.

A language in which strings of morphemes occurring within a word are easily segmentable. MorolongMalilloand Larry M. Classification of specific features of languages rather than languages as wholes. See also nominative-accusative and ergative-absolutive. The split between the two systems can occur across components in the grammar e.

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The use of suprasegmental elements, such as tone or stress, to manipulate the meaning of a root. By doing so, I believe the book is versatile enough to be utilized in a number of different classroom ytpology and is highly accessible to those using it as a general reference to typology.


Studies in Typology and Diachrony: The Antisymmetry of Syntax. HopperPaul J. The Languages of the Soviet Union. A term used to depict situations that are not or not yet a reality, only possibilities. Typical inflectional categories of mood are optative and subjunctive.

Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language

A textual entity that bears a significant amount of semantic content relative to other entities in the surrounding discourse context. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

SadockJerrold M. There were, and there remain, three outstanding resources in print hwaley use in a typology class: Studies in Relational Grammar 3. A language that does not generally combine more than one morpheme into a word. Please log in from an authenticated institution or log into your member profile to access the email feature. The semantic function of naming objects in the real world.

Please try again later. An aspect that signifies a past event with present relevance. Agglutinative languages contrast with fusional languages.

A clause in which the verb has both an indirect object and a direct object. Wilhelm von Humboldt’s Conception of Linguistic Relativity. Martin Haspelmath kindly agreed to read a draft of the book, knowing full well that it was still sketchy in spots and incomplete in others.

Perhaps one of the most common tjpology that linguists are asked is, how many introdhction are there? An intuitive term used in linguistic analysis to identify those intrlduction in a construction that are licensed by a head or modify a head.


Crown Agents for the Colonies. CookeJoseph R. Very up to date, theoretically sound and pedagogically effective, I recommend it strongly for those interested in linguistic typology.

CorbettGreville Rypology. In English, interrogatives are marked by inversion —the rearrangement of auxiliary verbs and subjects. Minimally, it seemed to me, a student who is learning about typology should be exposed to the basic goals of the discipline, issues of methodology that have been, and continue to be, debated, and those areas of language that historically have received the greatest amount of attention within typology—holistic qhaley based on constituent order and on morphology.

Grammar Inside and Outside the Clause. ThompsonSandra A. Comriethe Shopen three-volume series, and Croft A morphosyntactic system that operates either on a nominative-accusative basis or an ergative-absolutive basis. Languages in which very little, if any, affixation is used.

As with any book, many people have contributed significantly to the final form of this textbook. References to this book Words and Rules: The identificational information is only provided the first time a language is discussed in a chapter.

BrownRoger Langham. I intend to try out Moravcsik’s book next year. Guaymi Grammar and Dictionary.