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

Studies on Reduplication

Empirical Approaches to Language Typology

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

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For several reasons, mostly inherent to the different developments of generative grammar, an increasing number of publications have dealt with reduplication in the past 20 years. Reduplication lends itself perfectly as a test field for theories that opt for a non-segmental organization of phonology and morphology. As it happens frequently, then, the discussion centers around a rather small set of data for which alternative analysis are offered, and which themselves are intended to contribute to the foundation of new theoretical developments.

The present volume (which goes back to a conference on reduplication at the University of Graz, Austria) offers a broader approach to reduplication not only from different theoretical viewpoints, but especially for its phenomenology. Across theories a number of highly qualified authors deal with formal and functional perspectives, with typological properties, with semantics, comparative issues, the role of reduplication in language acquisition, the acquisition of reduplicative systems, sign languages, creoles and pidgins, general grammatical and cognitive principles; the picture is completed by a series of language or language-family specific studies as on Uto-Aztecan, Salish, Tupi-Guarani, Moroccan and Cairene Arabic, various African languages, Chinese, Turkish, Indo-European, languages from India, etc. The overall scope of the conference was to contribute to a new level of discussion of the phenomenon, across theories and across specializations and interests.

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"[...] 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
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 649
Published: 16th March 2005
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.71  x 4.06
Weight (kg): 1.05