An Introduction to Linguistic Typology
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An Introduction to Linguistic Typology

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This clear and accessible introduction to linguistic typology covers all linguistic domains from phonology and morphology over parts-of-speech, the NP and the VP, to simple and complex clauses, pragmatics and language change. There is also a discussion on methodological issues in typology. This textbook is the first introduction that consistently applies the findings of the World Atlas of Language Structures, systematically includes pidgin and creole languages and devotes a section to sign languages in each chapter. All chapters contain numerous illustrative examples and specific feature maps. Keywords and exercises help review the main topics of each chapter. Appendices provide macro data for all the languages cited in the book as well as a list of web sites of typological interest. An extensive glossary gives at-a-glance definitions of the terms used in the book. This introduction is designed for students of courses with a focus on language diversity and typology, as well as typologically-oriented courses in morphology and syntax. The book will also serve as a guide for field linguists.
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  • Paperback | 517 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 31.75mm | 1,020g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • + index
  • 902721199X
  • 9789027211996
  • 30,871

Table of contents

2. Acknowledgements; 3. Abbreviations; 4. Languages cited in Chapter 1; 5. 1. Introduction; 6. Languages cited in Chapter 2; 7. 2. Typology and universals; 8. Languages cited in Chapter 3; 9. 3. Methodology: Sampling, databases, and how many languages does a typologist speak?; 10. Languages cited in Chapter 4; 11. 4. Phonology; 12. Languages cited in Chapter 5; 13. 5. Morphology; 14. Languages cited in Chapter 6; 15. 6. The lexicon and its classes; 16. Languages cited in Chapter 7; 17. 7. Nominal categories and syntax; 18. Languages cited in Chapter 8; 19. 8. Verbal categories; 20. Languages cited in Chapter 9; 21. 9. Simple clauses; 22. Languages cited in Chapter 10; 23. 10. Word order; 24. Languages cited in Chapter 11; 25. 11. Complex clauses; 26. Languages cited in Chapter 12; 27. 12. Speech acts and politeness; 28. Languages cited in Chapter 13; 29. 13. Language change; 30. Appendix 1. Selected sample of sites; 31. Appendix 2. Languages cited in this book; 32. Glossary; 33. References; 34. Subject index
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