By Viveka Velupillai
This transparent and obtainable creation to linguistic typology covers all linguistic domain names from phonology and morphology over parts-of-speech, the NP and the vice president, to basic and complicated clauses, pragmatics and language swap. there's additionally a dialogue on methodological concerns in typology. This textbook is the 1st advent that constantly applies the findings of the World Atlas of Language Structures, systematically comprises pidgin and creole languages and devotes a bit to signal languages in each one bankruptcy. All chapters comprise a number of illustrative examples and particular function maps. key terms and routines support assessment the most themes of every bankruptcy. Appendices offer macro info for all of the languages mentioned within the booklet in addition to an inventory of sites of typological curiosity. an intensive word list provides at-a-glance definitions of the phrases utilized in the e-book. This creation is designed for college students of classes with a spotlight on language variety and typology, in addition to typologically-oriented classes in morphology and syntax. The booklet also will function a advisor for box linguists.
Read Online or Download An Introduction to Linguistic Typology PDF
Similar grammar books
Grammar of the Tibetan language literary and colloquial. В книге широко представлена литературная и разговорная грамматика тибетского языка.
Why do languages swap? The idea that the grammar of negation evolves in line with cycles is checked out from the behaviour of unfavourable goods and structures, in general during the heritage of English and French. The reviews express that the difference inside of a language at any given element of historical past is simply too nice for cycles to be invoked as an independent mechanism of grammar swap.
A self-contained and full of life textual content ready according to a perceived want for an up to date creation to the sphere of morphology in the framework of generative grammar. the cloth is gifted within the framework of the lexicalist speculation of Chomsky (1970), but additionally taking within the more moderen improvement of lexicalist phonology and morphology within the works of Paul Kiparsky and others.
The prestige of contract is a center factor in present morphological and syntactic conception. the gathering of papers during this quantity makes a speciality of vital matters, comparable to the character of the relation among syntax and morphology in selecting contract kin; even if and which syntactic configurations are appropriate for opting for contract; the relevance of verbal contract for the needs of EPP; the inquiry into the lifestyles of connections among verbal and DP-internal contract; at the morphological and syntactic contrast of individual, quantity and gender contract; how and why AGREE and Spec,head kinfolk set off varied contract results; and the kind of relation that exists among head-movement and morphological contract.
- Straight and Curvy, Meek and Nervy: More About Antonyms (Words Are Categorical)
- A grammar of Logba (Ikpana)
- The Early Irish Verb (Maynooth monographs)
- Les Verbes Anglais: 6000 verbes et leurs composés
Extra info for An Introduction to Linguistic Typology
Not only goods were traded, but also people, which led to large-scale (forced or voluntary) migrations. Slaves or indentured labourers speaking different languages were brought to or sought jobs in plantations and in homes (to, for example, serve as domestic labour) and had to quickly be able to communicate. e. the language that people aimed to learn, was the language of the colonizers. 9 There are no straightforward and uncontroversial definitions for ‘pidgin’, ‘creole’ and ‘mixed language’. I stress once again that the sketch provided in this section is by necessity highly simplified.
The main point is that a creole is a full-fledged language that can fulfil any and all functions that a human language needs to fulfil. This is in contrast to a pidgin, which tends to be restricted in use to only the situation where it is specifically needed. There are essentially two main ways that pidgins and creoles tend to be classified, by lexifier and by region. Grouping pidgins and creoles together by lexifier would yield such categories as, for example, English-lexified12 contact languages, Portuguese-lexified 10.
Languages may also be classified according to social factors, such as the age, gender, or level of education of the speakers, or the formality of the situation the language is used in, and so on. We must always remember that language is used in communication between individuals. Thus the social context and a number of social factors such as the image of the speaker and the situation of the language use play a role in how language is employed. And language is not monolithic. The same language will be used differently by the same user in different contexts.
An Introduction to Linguistic Typology by Viveka Velupillai
- Das Taschenbuch zu Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger by Gabi Brede PDF
- New PDF release: Punctuation Matters: Advice on Punctuation for Scientific