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Studies on Reduplication : Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT] - Bernhard Hurch

Studies on Reduplication

Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT]

Hardcover Published: 16th March 2005
ISBN: 9783110181197
Number Of Pages: 649
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Although a rather marginal phenomenon in IndoEuropean languages, in most other language families reduplication plays an important role in the organization of morphology. The repetition of (some part of) a word or stem or affix frequently expresses plurality, distributivity, intensity, verbal aspect and aktionsart, but also diminution, attenuation, or others. This volume collects a series of articles which in fertile discussion go beyond the limits of single theories and offer treatments of the most different aspects from formal and functional perspectives, semantics, morphology, and phonology, in different fields of linguistics (sign language, language acquisition, comparative studies), as well as original studies of a wide range of languages from different parts of the world.

"[...] the book is not to be missed by those who wish to be updated on the latest advancements in the field of reduplication."Haritini Kallergi in: Linguistics 4/2007 "In the indroduction, Bernhard Hurch provides a detailed summary of the articles publishesd in Studies on reduplication - which thus almost fulfils the function of a review article itself! [...] I strongly recommend this collection of articles to all students of reduplication, morphology, phonology and related subject matters."Thomas Stolz in: STUF 3/2007

Introductionp. 1
Reduplication : form, function and distributionp. 11
From repetition to reduplication in Riau Indonesianp. 31
Morphological doubling theory : evidence for morphological doubling in reduplicationp. 65
The emergence of the marked : tone in some African reduplicative systemsp. 89
Reduplication and consonant mutation in the Northern Atlantic languagesp. 111
Wrong side reduplication is epiphenomenal : evidence from Yorubap. 135
Non-adjacency in reduplicationp. 161
Enhancing contrast in reduplicationp. 211
Phrasal reduplication and dual descriptionp. 239
Reduplication in modern Hindi and the theory of reduplicationp. 263
On the grammaticalization of verbal reduplication in Japanesep. 283
Reduplicative allomorphy and language prehistory in Uto-Aztecanp. 315
Reduplication in Tupi-Guarani languages : going into opposite directionsp. 351
On the borderline of reduplication : gemination and other consonant doubling in Arabic morphologyp. 369
Syntactic reduplication in Arabicp. 395
Reduplication in the Vedic verb : Indo-European inheritance, analogy and iconicityp. 431
Reduplication in child languagep. 455
Reduplication before age twop. 475
Acquisition of reduplication in Turkishp. 493
Reduplication in Pidgins and Creolesp. 511
Less is more : evidence from diminutive reduplication in Caribbean Creole languagesp. 533
Intensity and diminution triggered by reduplicating morphology : Janus-faced iconicityp. 547
Backward and sideward reduplication in German sign languagep. 569
A reanalysis of reduplication in American sign languagep. 595
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ISBN: 9783110181197
ISBN-10: 3110181193
Series: Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT]
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 649
Published: 16th March 2005
Publisher: De Gruyter
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 4.06
Weight (kg): 1.1