The Polysynthesis Parameter

The Polysynthesis Parameter

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Baker argues that polysynthetic languages - in which verbs are built up of many parts and where one verb can act as a whole sentence - are more than an accidental collection of morphological processes; rather they adopt a systematic way of representing predicate-argument relationships, parallel to but distinct from the system used for English.show more

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  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 44mm | 1,038.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • line drawings, tables
  • 0195093070
  • 9780195093070
  • 2,016,642

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Baker's findings regarding Mohawk reflexive verbs are interesting ... this is an important book ... Almost the entire book is very readable. Baker has the ability to communicate the backbone of a linguistic argument to linguists ... I learned more about GB and Principles & Parameters from this book than I have from putatively introductory works. * Journal of Linguistics *show more

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