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Systems of Nominal Classification

Systems of Nominal Classification

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Part of Language Culture and Cognition

Gunter Senft, Colette Grinevald, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Roberto Zavala Maldonado, David P. Wilkins, Kyoko Inoue, Jürgen Broschart, Katherine Demuth, Greville G. Corbett, Norman M. Fraser, John Lucy
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  • Date Published: August 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521770750

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  • This volume addresses the fundamental linguistic question of how the perceived world is expressed through systems of nominal classification. Leading scholars review the whole spectrum of nominal classification, from gender systems through to numeral classifiers, providing cutting-edge theoretical interpretations and empirical case studies across a variety of languages. The volume presents new ideas about the problems of classification and clarifies the interface between anthropological and grammatical work. It will appeal to linguists, anthropologists and psychologists alike as well as specialists in languages as diverse as Australian, Amazonian, and Mayan.

    • Reflects and represents the latest approaches in nominal classification research; contributors include the very best-known experts
    • Provides original, empirical case studies across a variety of languages
    • Interdisciplinary interest (linguists, anthropologists, psychologists)
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    • Date Published: August 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521770750
    • length: 362 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 21 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Gunter Senft
    1. What do we really know about nominal classification systems? Gunter Senft
    2. A morphosyntactic typology of classifiers Colette Grinevald
    3. Unusual classifiers in Tariana Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
    4. Multiple classifier systems in Akatek (Mayan) Roberto Zavala Maldonado
    5. Ant, ancestors and medicine: a semantic and pragmatic account of classifier constructions in Arrernte (Central Australia) David P. Wilkins
    6. Visualizing ability and nominal classifications: an evidence of cultural operation in the agreement rules of Japanese numeral classifiers Kyoko Inoue
    7. Isolation of units and unification of isolates: the gestalt-functions of classifiers Jürgen Broschart
    8. Bantu noun class system. Loanword and acquisition evidence of semantic productivity Katherine Demuth
    9. Gender assignment: a typology and a model Greville G. Corbett and Norman M. Fraser
    10. Systems of nominal classification - a concluding discussion John Lucy.

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    Gunter Senft, Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik, The Netherlands
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    Contributors

    Gunter Senft, Colette Grinevald, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Roberto Zavala Maldonado, David P. Wilkins, Kyoko Inoue, Jürgen Broschart, Katherine Demuth, Greville G. Corbett, Norman M. Fraser, John Lucy

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