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In some languages words tend to be rather short but in others they may be dauntingly long. In this book, a distinguished international group of scholars discuss the concept 'word' and its applicability in a range of typologically diverse languages. An introductory chapter sets the parameters of variation for 'word'. The nine chapters that follow then study the character of 'word' in individual languages, including Amazonian, Australian Aboriginal, Eskimo, Native North American, West African, Balkan and Caucasian languages, and Indo-Pakistani Sign Language. These languages exhibit a huge range of phonological and grammatical characteristics, the close study of which enables the contributors to refine our understanding of what can constitute a 'word'. An epilogue explores the status and cross-linguistic properties of 'word'. The book will be an invaluable resource for scholars of linguistic typology and of morphology and phonology.


‘The book will be an invaluable resource for scholars of linguistic typology and of morphology and phonology.’

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'… every chapter is written in a very clear style [and] the book can be used by a wide range of readers …'

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'… raises a whole range of fundamental questions …'

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' … this book provides stimulating information on word types in a number of different languages, including several found outside of Indo-european, and therefore should be included in any cross-linguistic survey of word types.'

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