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The Resource Canonical morphology and syntax, edited by Dunstan Brown, Marina Chumakina, Greville G. Corbett

Canonical morphology and syntax, edited by Dunstan Brown, Marina Chumakina, Greville G. Corbett

Label
Canonical morphology and syntax
Title
Canonical morphology and syntax
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dunstan Brown, Marina Chumakina, Greville G. Corbett
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first book to present Canonical Typology, a framework for comparing constructions and categories across languages. The canonical method takes the criteria used to define particular categories or phenomena (eg negation, finiteness, possession) to create a multidimensional space in which language-specific instances can be placed. In this way, the issue of fit becomes a matter of greater or lesser proximity to a canonical ideal. Drawing on the expertise of world class scholars in the field, the book addresses the issue of cross-linguistic comparability, illustrates the range of areas - from morphosyntactic features to reported speech - to which linguists are currently applying this methodology, and explores to what degree the approach succeeds in discovering the elusive canon of linguistic phenomena
Member of
Dewey number
415
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Brown, Dunstan
  • Chumakina, Marina
  • Corbett, Greville G
Series statement
Oxford linguistics
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
Label
Canonical morphology and syntax, edited by Dunstan Brown, Marina Chumakina, Greville G. Corbett
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. What there might be and what there is: an introduction to canonical typology / Dunstan Brown and Marina Chumakina -- 2. A base for canonical negation / Oliver Bond -- 3. Canonical morphosyntactic features / Greville G. Corbett -- 4. Some problems in the typology of quotation: a canonical approach / Nicholas Evans -- 5. Unpacking finiteness / Irina Nikolaeva -- 6. The canonical clitic / Andrew Spencer and Ana Luís -- 7. Passive agents: prototypical vs. canonical passives / Anna Siewierska and Dik Bakker -- 8. The criteria for reflexivization / Martin Everaert -- 9. Possession and modification -- a perspective from canonical typology / Irina Nikolaeva and Andrew Spencer -- 10. An ontological approach to canonical typology: laying the foundations for e-linguistics / Scott Farrar
Control code
ocn818873377
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283806299
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818873377
Label
Canonical morphology and syntax, edited by Dunstan Brown, Marina Chumakina, Greville G. Corbett
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. What there might be and what there is: an introduction to canonical typology / Dunstan Brown and Marina Chumakina -- 2. A base for canonical negation / Oliver Bond -- 3. Canonical morphosyntactic features / Greville G. Corbett -- 4. Some problems in the typology of quotation: a canonical approach / Nicholas Evans -- 5. Unpacking finiteness / Irina Nikolaeva -- 6. The canonical clitic / Andrew Spencer and Ana Luís -- 7. Passive agents: prototypical vs. canonical passives / Anna Siewierska and Dik Bakker -- 8. The criteria for reflexivization / Martin Everaert -- 9. Possession and modification -- a perspective from canonical typology / Irina Nikolaeva and Andrew Spencer -- 10. An ontological approach to canonical typology: laying the foundations for e-linguistics / Scott Farrar
Control code
ocn818873377
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283806299
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818873377

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