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Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 1, Clause Structure: v. 1: Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 1, Clause Structure

Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 1, Clause Structure: v. 1: Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 1, Clause Structure (Hardback)

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This unique three-volume survey brings together a team of leading scholars to explore the syntactic and morphological structures of the world's languages. Clearly organized and broad-ranging, it covers topics such as parts-of-speech, passives, complementation, relative clauses, adverbial clauses, inflectional morphology, tense, aspect, mood, and diexis. The contributors look at the major ways that these notions are realized, and provide informative sketches of them at work in a range of languages. Each volume is accessibly written and clearly explains each new concept introduced. Although the volumes can be read independently, together they provide an indispensable reference work for all linguists and fieldworkers interested in cross-linguistic generalizations. Volume I covers parts-of-speech systems, word order, the noun phrase, clause types, speech act distinctions, the passive, and information packaging in the clause.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsGrammar, syntax Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 04/10/2007 ISBN-13: 9780521581561  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Timothy Shopen is former Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the Australian National University.

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