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Meaning and Grammar : Cross-Linguistic Perspectives :  Cross-Linguistic Perspectives - Michel Kefer

Meaning and Grammar : Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

By: Michel Kefer (Editor), Johan van der Auwera (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1991
ISBN: 9783110128055
Number Of Pages: 437
For Ages: 22+ years old

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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.

General considerations
Reflections on the history of the study of universals: the example of the partes orationisp. 3
Universals, explanations and pragmaticsp. 17
Isomorphic, anisomorphic, and heteromorphic universalsp. 27
Syntactic categories and constructions
Towards a typology of voicep. 45
Non-verbal predicabilityp. 77
Impersonal constructions as a strategy for second-order predicationp. 95
Polarization as a universal of linguistic organizationp. 123
Towards a semantic typology of languagep. 137
A hierarchy of main predicate encodingp. 179
On explaining double object constructionsp. 203
"Nouny" and "verby" adjectivals: a typology of predicative adjectival constructionsp. 223
Morphemes and lexical items
Demonstratives and the localist hypothesisp. 265
Phraseological universals: theoretical and applied aspectsp. 279
Scopal quantifiers: some universals of lexical effabilityp. 303
Semantic integrality: a universal semiotic feature of language and perceptionp. 347
Foreground and background: Weinrich against Labovp. 367
Lexical universals and universals of grammarp. 383
Author indexp. 417
Language indexp. 423
Subject indexp. 425
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ISBN: 9783110128055
ISBN-10: 3110128055
Series: Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [Ealt]
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 437
Published: 1991
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.79