The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

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This handbook compares the main analytic frameworks and methods of contemporary linguistics. It offers a unique overview of linguistic theory, revealing the common concerns of competing approaches. By showing their current and potential applications it provides the means by which linguists and others can judge what are the most useful models for the task in hand. Distinguished scholars from all over the world explain the rationale and aims of over thirty explanatory approaches to the description, analysis, and understanding of language. Each chapter considers the main goals of the model; the relation it proposes between lexicon, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and phonology; the way it defines the interaction between cognition and grammar; what it counts as evidence; and how it explains linguistic change and structure.

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  • Paperback | 1048 pages
  • 172 x 246 x 60mm | 1,841.58g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations, figures
  • 0199658390
  • 9780199658398
  • 442,701

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Heiko Narrog is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of International Cultural Studies of Tohoku University. He holds two PhDs in linguistics in Germany and Japan, and his publications include Modality in Japanese: The Layered Structure of teh Clause and Hierarchies fo Functional Categories (Benjamins, 2009).

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this handbook is without an equal ... the breadth offered by the 33 chapters is breathtaking. Werner Abraham, STUF - Language Typology and Universals

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