The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

Paperback | March 14, 2013

EditorJae Jung Song

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This handbook provides a critical state-of-the-art overview of work in linguistic typology. It examines the directions and challenges of current research and shows how these reflect and inform work on the development of linguistic theory. It describes what typologists have revealed aboutlanguage in general and discovered (and continue to discover) about the richly various ways in which meaning and expression are achieved in the world's languages. Typological research extends across all branches of linguistics. The degree to which the characteristics of language are universal or particular is crucial to the understanding of language and its relation to human nature and culture. This book is an essential source of reference for linguists ofall theoretical persuasions. It is a vital companion for all those working in linguistic typology or undertaking linguistic fieldwork on one or more languages.

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This handbook provides a critical state-of-the-art overview of work in linguistic typology. It examines the directions and challenges of current research and shows how these reflect and inform work on the development of linguistic theory. It describes what typologists have revealed aboutlanguage in general and discovered (and continue ...

Jae Jung Song is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Otago. His books include Causatives and Causation: A Universal-Typological Perspective (Addison Wesley Longman 1996); Case, Typology and Grammar, co-edited with Anna Siewierska (Benjamins 1998); Linguistic Typology: Morphology and Syntax (Pearson 2001); The Korea...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:776 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:March 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Foundations: History, Theory, and Method1. Paolo Ramat: The (Early) History of Linguistic Typology2. Giorgi Graffi: The Pioneers of Linguistic Typology: From Gabelentz to Greenberg3. Michael Daniel: Linguistic Typology and the Study of Language4. Edith A. Moravcsik: Explaining Language Universals5. Leon Stassen: The Problem of Cross-linguistic Identification6. Dik Bakker: Language SamplingPart II: Theoretical Dimensions of Linguistic Typology7. Joan Bybee: Markedness: Iconicity, Economy, and Frequency8. John Haiman: Competing Motivations9. Johan van der Auwera and Volker Gast: Categories and Prototypes10. Greville G. Corbett: Implicational Hierarchies11. John A. Hawkins: Processing Efficiency and Complexity in Typological Patterns12. Sonia Cristofaro: Language Universals and Linguistic KnowledgePart III: Empirical Dimensions of Linguistic Typology13. Jae Jung Song: Word Order Typology14. Walter Bisang: Word Classes15. Beatrice Primus: Case-Marking Typology16. Anna Siewierska: Person Marking17. Seppo Kittila: Transitivity Typology18. Leonid Kulikov: Voice Typology19. Balthasar Bickel: Grammatical Relations Typology20. Ferdinand de Haan: Typology of Tense, Aspect, and Modality Systems21. Lindsay Whaley: Syntactic Typology22. Dunstan Brown: Morphological Typology23. Nicholas Evans: Semantic Typology24. Ian Maddieson: Typology of Phonological SystemsPart IV: Linguistic Typology in a Wider Context25. Kenneth Shields: Linguistic Typology and Historical Linguistics26. Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm: Linguistic Typology and Language Contact27. Melissa Bowerman: Linguistic Typology and First Language Acquisition28. Fred R. Eckman: Linguistic Typology and Second language Acquisition29. Patience Epps: Linguistic Typology and Language Documentation30. Maria Polinsky: Linguistic Typology and Formal GrammarReferencesAuthor IndexLanguage IndexSubject Index