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The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Typology - Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics (Hardback)
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The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Typology - Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics (Hardback)

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Linguistic typology identifies both how languages vary and what they all have in common. This Handbook provides a state-of-the art survey of the aims and methods of linguistic typology, and the conclusions we can draw from them. Part I covers phonological typology, morphological typology, sociolinguistic typology and the relationships between typology, historical linguistics and grammaticalization. It also addresses typological features of mixed languages, creole languages, sign languages and secret languages. Part II features contributions on the typology of morphological processes, noun categorization devices, negation, frustrative modality, logophoricity, switch reference and motion events. Finally, Part III focuses on typological profiles of the mainland South Asia area, Australia, Quechuan and Aymaran, Eskimo-Aleut, Iroquoian, the Kampa subgroup of Arawak, Omotic, Semitic, Dravidian, the Oceanic subgroup of Austronesian and the Awuyu-Ndumut family (in West Papua). Uniting the expertise of a stellar selection of scholars, this Handbook highlights linguistic typology as a major discipline within the field of linguistics.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107091955
Number of pages: 1026
Weight: 2150 g
Dimensions: 247 x 174 x 48 mm


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'This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art survey of achievements and developments in the field of linguistic typology, covering the history of typology, phonological, morphological and syntactic typology, the relation of typology to historical linguistics, areal typology, sociolinguistic typology, and typological studies of sign languages. It takes account of all substantial typological studies published so far and adds a wealth of new data and analyses, based on the rich experience of the editors themselves and the expertise of a number of scholars of high competence in their respective fields.' Lars Johanson, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz, Germany
'Edited by two of the world's leading typologists, this Handbook enables the reader to access a wealth of information on language structures far beyond those that have been covered in previous typological work.' Bernd Heine, Universitat zu Koeln

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