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The Role of Theory in Language Description : Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [Tilsm] - William A. Foley

The Role of Theory in Language Description

Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [Tilsm]

By: William A. Foley (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1993
ISBN: 9783110135169
Number Of Pages: 475
For Ages: 22+ years old

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science.

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language.

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

Introductionp. 1
Noun incorporation and the nature of linguistic representationp. 13
Interaction between grammar and discourse in Chichewa (Bantu)p. 45
The elusive figures of Burmese grammar: An essayp. 61
A language which defies description by ordinary meansp. 87
The conceptual basis of grammatical relationsp. 131
The expanse of grammar in the "waste" of framesp. 175
Culture and conversational inferencep. 193
Disjoint reference and pragmatic inference: Anaphora and switch reference in Northern Pomop. 215
Code, inference, placedness and ellipsisp. 243
Meaning and pragmatics of order in selected South American Indian languagesp. 281
Theoretical implications of grammaticalization phenomenap. 315
Grammar and polity: The cultural and political background to Standard Malayp. 341
Diglossic grammaticality in Thaip. 393
Language use and language development: Review of sociolinguistic theoryp. 421
Formalism, functionalism and the discourse of evolutionp. 437
Language indexp. 457
Subject indexp. 461
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ISBN: 9783110135169
ISBN-10: 3110135167
Series: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [Tilsm]
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 475
Published: 1993
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.84

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