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The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Typology

The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Typology

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Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, R. M. W. Dixon, Harry van der Hulst, Thomas E. Payne, Silvia Luraghi, Peter Trudgill, Heiko Narrog, Ulrike Zeshan, Nick Palfreyman, Peter Bakker, Aymeric Daval-Markussen, Anne Storch, David Beck, Matti Miestamo, Edith Moravcsik, Simon E. Overall, Felix Ameka, John R. Roberts, Eric Pederson, N. J. Enfield, Willem Adelaar, Michael Fortescue, Keren Rice, Willem de Reuse, Marianne Mithun, Elena Mihas, Azeb Amha, Aaron D. Rubin, Sanford Steever, Valérie Guérin, Lourens de Vries
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  • Date Published: March 2017
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107091955

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  • Linguistic typology identifies both how languages vary and what they all have in common. This Handbook provides a state-of-the art survey of the aims and methods of linguistic typology, and the conclusions we can draw from them. Part I covers phonological typology, morphological typology, sociolinguistic typology and the relationships between typology, historical linguistics and grammaticalization. It also addresses typological features of mixed languages, creole languages, sign languages and secret languages. Part II features contributions on the typology of morphological processes, noun categorization devices, negation, frustrative modality, logophoricity, switch reference and motion events. Finally, Part III focuses on typological profiles of the mainland South Asia area, Australia, Quechuan and Aymaran, Eskimo-Aleut, Iroquoian, the Kampa subgroup of Arawak, Omotic, Semitic, Dravidian, the Oceanic subgroup of Austronesian and the Awuyu-Ndumut family (in West Papua). Uniting the expertise of a stellar selection of scholars, this Handbook highlights linguistic typology as a major discipline within the field of linguistics.

    • Provides a state-of-the art survey of the major issues within present-day linguistic typology
    • Explores how linguistic typology interacts with other subfields of linguistics
    • Pays equal attention to universal tendencies across languages, and typological variation within individual categories
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    'This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art survey of achievements and developments in the field of linguistic typology, covering the history of typology, phonological, morphological and syntactic typology, the relation of typology to historical linguistics, areal typology, sociolinguistic typology, and typological studies of sign languages. It takes account of all substantial typological studies published so far and adds a wealth of new data and analyses, based on the rich experience of the editors themselves and the expertise of a number of scholars of high competence in their respective fields.' Lars Johanson, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany

    'Edited by two of the world's leading typologists, this Handbook enables the reader to access a wealth of information on language structures far beyond those that have been covered in previous typological work.' Bernd Heine, Universität zu Köln

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    • Date Published: March 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107091955
    • length: 1026 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 185 x 48 mm
    • weight: 2.15kg
    • contains: 35 b/w illus. 12 maps 73 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Contributors
    Abbreviations
    List of figures
    List of tables
    Introduction. Linguistic typology: setting the scene Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon
    Part I. Domains of Linguistic Typology:
    1. Phonological typology Harry van der Hulst
    2. Morphological typology Thomas E. Payne
    3. Typology and historical linguistics Silvia Luraghi
    4. Sociolinguistic typology Peter Trudgill
    5. Typology and grammaticalization Heiko Narrog
    6. Sign language typology Ulrike Zeshan and Nick Palfreyman
    7. Typology of mixed languages Peter Bakker
    8. Typology of Creole languages Aymeric Daval-Markussen and Peter Bakker
    9. Typology of secret languages and linguistic taboos Anne Storch
    Part II. Typology of Grammatical Categories:
    10. A typology of morphological processes: form and function David Beck
    11. A typology of noun categorization devices Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
    12. Negation Matti Miestamo
    13. Number Edith Moravcsik
    14. A typology of frustrative marking in Amazonian languages Simon E. Overall
    15. Logophoricity Felix Ameka
    16. Switch reference John Roberts
    17. Approaches to motion event typology Eric Pederson
    Part III. Typological Profiles of Linguistic Areas and Language Families:
    18. Language in the mainland Southeast Asia area N. J. Enfield
    19. The Australian linguistic area R. M. W. Dixon
    20. An overview of Aymaran and Quechuan language structures Willem Adelaar
    21. The Eskimo-Aleut language family Michael Fortescue
    22. The Athabaskan (Dene) language family Keren Rice and Willem de Reuse
    23. The Iroquoian language family Marianne Mithun
    24. The Kampa subgroup of the Arawak language family Elena Mihas
    25. The Omotic language family Azeb Amha
    26. The Semitic language family Aaron D. Rubin
    27. The Dravidian language family Sanford Steever
    28. The Oceanic subgroup of the Austronesian language family Valérie Guérin
    29. The Greater Awyu-Ndumut language family of West Papua Lourens de Vries
    Index of authors
    Index of languages, language families and linguistic areas
    Index of subjects.

  • Editors

    Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, James Cook University, North Queensland
    Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald is Australian Laureate Fellow, Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre, James Cook University, North Queensland. She is an expert on languages and cultures of Amazonia and the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea, in addition to linguistic typology, general linguistics and several other areas.

    R. M. W. Dixon, James Cook University, North Queensland
    R. M. W. Dixon is Professor and Deputy Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre at James Cook University, North Queensland and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has published grammars of a number of Australian languages.

    Contributors

    Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, R. M. W. Dixon, Harry van der Hulst, Thomas E. Payne, Silvia Luraghi, Peter Trudgill, Heiko Narrog, Ulrike Zeshan, Nick Palfreyman, Peter Bakker, Aymeric Daval-Markussen, Anne Storch, David Beck, Matti Miestamo, Edith Moravcsik, Simon E. Overall, Felix Ameka, John R. Roberts, Eric Pederson, N. J. Enfield, Willem Adelaar, Michael Fortescue, Keren Rice, Willem de Reuse, Marianne Mithun, Elena Mihas, Azeb Amha, Aaron D. Rubin, Sanford Steever, Valérie Guérin, Lourens de Vries

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