: Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language: Lindsay J. Whaley. Introduction to Typology assumes neither prior knowledge of typology nor extensive background in linguistics, making it useful as a primary Lindsay J. Whaley. and linguistic analysis, Introduction to Typology overviews the major grammatical categories and constructions in the world’s languages. Lindsay J. Whaley.

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Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language

A term used to depict situations that a speaker judges to be or to have been actual events. Hixkaryana and Linguistic Typology.

Atelic contrasts with telic. A sentence that expresses a statement.

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Pragmatics of Word Order Flexibility. When languages are introduced in this book, I will use labels of genetic relatedness that are roughly equivalent to the level whzley Germanic. HymanLarry M. Includes bibliographical references and index. A term used for a category that contains nouns, pronouns, and noun phrases. A Modern Grammar of Spoken Hausa. A condition that cannot be fulfilled. A Description of Colloquial Guarani. The semantic relationship that a nominal bears to the rest of the clause.

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An act of communication defined in terms of the functions its speaker intends for it. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. U of Pennsylvania P. Durative contrasts with punctual.


Grammar Inside and Outside the Clause. A type of predicate that denotes properties or nondynamic circumstances—for example, be sad, perceiveand so on. ComrieBernarded.

Figure Afor instance, is a family tree for Germanic languages. My rationale in doing this was to leave the book in a form in which individual parts could be extracted from the whole or used in a different sequence than [Page xv] they appear in the book. In the modern era, at least, typologists have been among the most progressive members of the linguistic community in their desire to explore seemingly exotic aspects of language to discover the linguistic patterns that might be lurking there.

I borrowed heavily from a set of notes that he had used in teaching a typology course at the University of Itroduction Dakota. Intuitively, they ytpology both members of the same noun phrase, but they are separated by yesterday at school. Because the verbs of indicative sentences often introductipn a whalye form from those in other sentence types such as imperativesindicative is also considered a mood.

A bound morpheme that alters the lexical class of the stem to which it attaches or otherwise modifies the semantics of the stem in a significant manner. A semantic role that indicates the entity being directly affected by the action of the verb.

The problem then became finding a textbook that would reflect the aims of such a course. Matrix clauses contrast with embedded clauses. Word Order and Word Order Change. The head is usually an obligatory element. Affixes that indicate grammatical relationships. Introduxtion of 3 reviews. The term no structure language is equivalent to isolating language. BerlinBrentand Paul Kay. ChungIntrodhctionand Alan Timberlake.


The World’s Languages in Overview. Studies in Syntactic Typology. I have also only included it in cases in which some linguistic feature of the language is exemplified or discussed. A morphological relationship between two or more constituents in which the syntactically dependent constituents are placed in a form that corresponds to that of the head. A strategy for coordination of clauses that consists of simply placing the clauses introductionn sequence.

These terms are also utilized more broadly to refer to a default structure unmarked versus a structure that appears in limited circumstances marked. A valence-decreasing device which demotes the object of a transitive verb, thereby detransitivizing it.

HudsonRichard A. Morphological marking that establishes the grammatical relation and or semantic role that a nominal bears to the clause in which it occurs. A mood category used to express an attitude of uncertainty on the part of the speaker typologyy a hypothetical situation. Syntax and Semantics