Grammatical Categories: Variation in Romance Languages - Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 128 (Hardback)
  • Grammatical Categories: Variation in Romance Languages - Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 128 (Hardback)
zoom

Grammatical Categories: Variation in Romance Languages - Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 128 (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£80.99
Hardback 364 Pages / Published: 31/03/2011
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Grammatical categories (e.g. complementizer, negation, auxiliary, case) are some of the most important building blocks of syntax and morphology. Categorization therefore poses fundamental questions about grammatical structures and about the lexicon from which they are built. Adopting a 'lexicalist' stance, the authors argue that lexical items are not epiphenomena, but really represent the mapping of sound to meaning (and vice versa) that classical conceptions imply. Their rule-governed combination creates words, phrases and sentences - structured by the 'categories' that are the object of the present inquiry. They argue that the distinction between functional and non-functional categories, between content words and inflections, is not as deeply rooted in grammar as is often thought. In their argumentation they lay the emphasis on empirical evidence, drawn mainly from dialectal variation in the Romance languages, as well as from Albanian.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521765190
Number of pages: 364
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Grammatical Categories is a sample of Manzini and Savoia's unique blend of innovative theorizing and painstaking empirical research. Highly recommendable.' Knut Tarald Taraldsen, Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics, University of Tromso
'Provides insightful solutions ... a must-have on Romance syntax.' Dominique Sportiche, University of California, Los Angeles and ENS, Paris

You may also be interested in...

Mother Tongue
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Is That a Fish in Your Ear?
Added to basket
Red Herrings and White Elephants
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
How NOT to Write a Novel
Added to basket
Troublesome Words
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Through the Language Glass
Added to basket
Mrs J Rocks
Added to basket
£5.00
Paperback
Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Added to basket
English Grammar For Dummies
Added to basket
My Grammar and I (Or Should That Be 'Me'?)
Added to basket
The Definitive Guide To Screenwriting
Added to basket
How to Write Essays & Assignments
Added to basket
Spell It Out
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Lost in Translation
Added to basket
I Used to Know That
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.