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Approaches To Language Typology

Approaches To Language Typology
Author: Masayoshi Shibatani
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780198238669
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Language typology is concerned with the construction of theoretical frameworks capable of delimiting the range of human languages and of capturing constraints on cross-linguistic variation. This text offers accounts of the theoretical foundations and findings of leading scholars in this field.
Approaches to Language Typology
Language: en
Pages: 381
Authors: Masayoshi Shibatani, Theodora Bynon
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Clarendon Press
Language typology is concerned with the construction of theoretical frameworks capable of delimiting the range of human languages and of capturing constraints on cross-linguistic variation. This text offers accounts of the theoretical foundations and findings of leading scholars in this field.
Approaches to the Typology of Word Classes
Language: en
Pages: 527
Authors: Petra M. Vogel, Bernard Comrie
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-01 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis may shed new light on long-standing problems in general linguistics.
Linguistic Typology
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Paolo Ramat
Categories: Language and languages
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis may shed new light on long-standing problems in general linguistics.
Linguistic Typology
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Jae Jung Song
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-18 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
This textbook provides a critical introduction to major research topics and current approaches in linguistic typology, the study of structural variation in human language and of the limits on that variation. Jae Jung Song draws on a wide range of cross-linguistic data to describe what linguistic typology has revealed both about language in general and about the rich variety of ways in which meaning and expression are achieved in the world's languages. Following an introduction to the subject matter and its history, the first part of the book explores theoretical issues and approaches, as well as practical considerations such as sampling methods and data collection. In the second part, chapters examine variation in particular phenomena, such as word order, case alignment, and evidentiality marking. Each chapter concludes with study questions and suggestions for further reading. The volume will be suitable for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of linguistic typology and language universals, and as secondary reading for cross-linguistically focused courses in phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.
Typology and Universals
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: William Croft
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-11-21 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Comparison of the grammars of human languages reveals systematic patterns of variation. Typology and universals research uncovers those patterns to formulate universal constraints on language and seek their exploration. In this essential textbook, William Croft presents a comprehensive introduction to the method and theory used in studying typology and universals. The theoretical issues discussed range from the most fundamental to the most abstract. The book provides students and researchers with extensive examples of language universals in phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. This second edition has been thoroughly rewritten and updated to reflect advances in typology and universals in the past decade, including: new methodologies such as the semantic map model and questions of syntactic argumentation; discussion of current debates over deeper explanations for specific classes of universals; and comparison of the typological and generative approaches to language.
Language Typology and Language Universals
Language: de
Pages: 1856
Authors: Martin Haspelmath, Ekkehard König, Wulf Oesterreicher, Wolfgang Raible
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
This handbook provides a comprehensive and thorough survey of our current insights into the diversity and unity found across the 6000 languages of this planet. The 125 articles include inter alia chapters on the patterns and limits of variation manifested by analogous structures, constructions and linguistic devices across languages (e.g. word order, tense and aspect, inflection, color terms and syllable structure). Other chapters cover the history, methodology and the theory of typology, as well as the relationship between language typology and other disciplines. The authors of the individual sections and chapters are for the most part internationally known experts on the relevant topics. The vast majority of the articles are written in English, some in French or German. The handbook is not only intended for the expert in the fields of typology and language universals, but for all of those interested in linguistics. It is specifically addressed to all those who specialize in individual languages, providing basic orientation for their analysis and placing each language within the space of what is possible and common in the languages of the world.
Basque and Proto-basque
Language: en
Pages: 500
Authors: Mikel Martínez Areta
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
This volume is an attempt to expound the current state of research into the past of the Basque language. This research has experienced two kinds of advance in recent years. First, more written records have been discovered, and the ones that we already knew have been more deeply studied. Second, since the 70s cross-linguistic typology has made huge progress in our knowledge of linguistic universals and grammaticalization paths. The purpose of this volume is precisely to provide an outline, comprehensible for Bascologists and diachronic typologists alike, of how these two aspects can help us to reconstruct, within the limits permitted by the principles of diachronic research, the main linguistic features of Common Basque (ca. 5th-6th cc. AD), Proto-Basque (ca. 3rd-1st cc. BC), and Pre-Proto-Basque.
Toward a Typology of European Languages
Language: en
Pages: 398
Authors: Johannes Bechert, Giuliano Bernini, Claude Buridant
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-01-01 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis may shed new light on long-standing problems in general linguistics.
Contemporary Approaches to Baltic Linguistics
Language: en
Pages: 562
Authors: Peter Arkadiev, Axel Holvoet, Björn Wiemer
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-17 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
This book is a collection of articles dealing with various aspects of the Baltic languages (Lithuanian, Latvian and Latgalian), which have only marginally featured in the discourse of theoretical linguistics and linguistic typology. The aim of the book is to bridge the gap between the study of the Baltic languages, on the one hand, and the current agenda of the theoretical and typological approaches to language, on the other. The book comprises 13 articles dealing with various aspects of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicon, and their interactions, plus a lengthy introduction, whose aim is to outline the state of the art in the research on the Baltic languages. The contributions are data-driven, being based on field-work, corpus research, and data published in the sources not accessible to the general linguistic audience. On the other hand, all contributions are informed in the relevant contemporary linguistic theories and in the advances of linguistic typology. Some of the contributions aim at a more detailed, accurate and theoretically informed description of the data, others look at the Baltic material from a more theoretical point of view, still others assume an areal-typological or contact perspective.
Complex Adpositions in European Languages
Language: en
Pages: 410
Authors: Benjamin Fagard, José Pinto de Lima, Dejan Stosic, Elena Smirnova
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-26 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
While much attention has been devoted to simple nominal relators, especially prepositions and case markers, complex nominal relators have not yet been the focus of a systematic and cross-linguistic study. The chapters of this volume provide not only a working definition of such constructions, but also a description of complex adpositions and other complex nominal relators in a variety of European languages, both Indo-European and non-Indo-European, including some languages for which this phenomenon had received little attention, such as Breton and Albanian. Building on synchronic and diachronic corpus-based investigations, the authors show commonalities and specificities of these linguistic items across languages, trying to explain why and how they emerged. The research presented in this volume confirms the wide-spread use of complex adpositions in Europe, and the data reviewed in the final discussion suggests it might be the same in other parts of the world, as well. This book thus offers not only detailed descriptions of complex nominal relators in fifteen languages, but also indications of what to look for in other languages, and how to distinguish between a syntactically free sequence and a genuine complex nominal relator.