Universals of Language

Universals of Language

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 160 x 240mm | 330g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588111350
  • 9781588111357

Table of contents

1. Introduction (by Kefer, Michel); 2. Language Universals: The Chomskyan Approach vs. Greenberg's Typological Approach (by Abraham, Werner); 3. Morphemic Marking of Topic and Focus (by Bossong, Georg); 4. Translatability and Language Universals (by Comrie, Bernard); 5. Discourse-Governed Word Order and Word Order Typology (by Dryer, Matthew S.); 6. The Syntactization of Interactional Processes: Some Typological Evidence (by Geluykens, Ronald); 7. The Internal and External Syntax of Numerical Expressions: Explaining Language Specific Rules (by Greenberg, Joseph H.); 8. Syllable Geometry (by Noske, Roland G.); 9. Testing Iconicity: Sentence Structure and Politeness (by Ostman, Jan-Ola); 10. Iconicity in Functional Perspective (by Seiler, Hansjakob); 11. Ergativity, Markedness and Prototypes (by Van Langendonck, Willy); 12. Abstracts - Resumes - Samenvattingenshow more