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

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Write a customer review. Nouns and verbs are probably open classes in all languages. It carries the heaviest semantic load and places restrictions on what kinds of morphemes, if any, may be affixed to it.

Showing of 3 reviews. The morphosyntactically signaled function a introdudtion plays in the grammar of a clause. DayleyJohn P.

The Evolution of Grammar: I have incorporated their suggestions where space limitations have allowed it. A morphosyntactic system in which S, A, and P all receive unique treatment, where S is the sole argument of an intransitive verb, A is equivalent to the subject of a transitive verb, and P is equivalent to the object of a transitive verb.


HopeReginald R. Deictic words, such as here, nowand hedo not have a set reference but vary in meaning depending on the context in which they arise. ConstablePeter G. A term that indicates the part of a sentence affected by the meaning of a particular form, such as a negative. The Grammar of Causative Constructions.

: Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language: Lindsay J. Whaley

I’ve used the former as part introducttion the reading material for a first year intro to linguistics class, and the students praised it for its clarity and overall excellence. Noun Phrase Accessibility Hierarchy. There is, of course, no way to know how many additional languages may have been spoken previously but have disappeared without leaving any trace.

In the modern era, at least, typologists have been among the most progressive members of the linguistic community in their desire to explore seemingly exotic aspects of language to discover the linguistic patterns that might be lurking there. A clause that functions as an argument of the clause in which it is embedded.

Pronominal Reference in Thai, Burmese, and Vietnamese. HudsonRichard A.

Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language

These groupings are largely, although not completely, uncontroversial and can be established quite easily using the conventional tools of historical linguistics. The Unity and Diversity of Language. Perhaps more than anyone, Stephen Levinsohn deserves credit for its strengths.


An intuitive notion in linguistic analysis used to describe the central element in a construction. A process of language change by which a free lexical morpheme becomes semantically jntroduction and phonologically reduced.

Includes bibliographical references and index. Because the verbs of declarative sentences often have a distinct form from those in other sentence types such as imperativesdeclarative is also considered a mood. The morphological marking of a head-dependent relationship in which the marking occurs on both the dependent element and the head element. One person found this helpful. A language that permits a great deal of affixation but without a one-to-one correspondence between affixes and the semantic information being indicated.

Hall typllogy, Christopher J. The authors of these works have all skillfully detailed certain aspects of typology; none of them, however, cover the full range of topics that I desired to address. HymanLarry M. ShopenTimothyed.

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