Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 3, Grammatical Categories and the Lexicon by Timothy ShopenLanguage Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 3, Grammatical Categories and the Lexicon by Timothy Shopen

Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 3, Grammatical Categories and the Lexicon

EditorTimothy Shopen

Hardcover | July 31, 2006

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This 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 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. Most of the chapters in the second edition are substantially revised - some on topics not covered by the first edition. Volume III covers typological distinctions in word formation, lexical typologies, inflectional morphology, gender and noun classes, aspect, tense, mood, and lexical nominalization.
Timothy Shopen is former Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the Australian National University.
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Title:Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 3, Grammatical Categories and the LexiconFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:452 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.14 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 1.14 inPublished:July 31, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521581583

ISBN - 13:9780521581585

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Table of Contents

1. Typological distinctions in word formation Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; 2. Lexical typologies Leonard Talmy; 3. Inflectional morphology Balthasar Bickel and Johanna Nichols; 4. Gender and noun classes Greville G. Corbett; 5. Aspect, tense, mood Alan Timberlake; 6. Lexical nominalization Bernard Comrie and Sandra Thompson.