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Language Typology and Syntactic Description

Volume 1. Clause Structure

2nd Edition

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Paul Schachter, Timothy Shopen, Matthew S. Dryer, Avery D. Andrews, Ekkehard König, Peter Siemund, Edward L. Keenan, William A. Foley
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  • Date Published: November 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521581561

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  • This unique three-volume survey brings together a team of leading scholars to explore the syntactic and morphological structures of the world's languages. Clear and broad-ranging, it covers topics such as parts-of-speech, passives, complementation, relative clauses, adverbial clauses, inflectional morphology, tense, aspect, mood, and deixis. The contributors look at the major ways that these notions are realized, and provide informative sketches of them at work in a range of languages. Volume 1 covers the parts-of-speech systems, word order, noun phrases, clause types, speech act distinctions, passives, and information packaging in the clause.

    • Comprehensive survey of the major structural aspects of languages found in all areas of the world
    • Contributions from renowned linguists who are all experts in the topics covered
    • A perfect manual of answers to the 'what' and 'how' questions that all linguistic fieldworkers ask
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521581561
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 32 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.9kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Parts-of-speech systems Paul Schachter and Timothy Shopen
    2. Word Order Matthew S. Dryer
    3. The major functions of the noun phrase Avery D. Andrews
    4. Clause types Matthew S. Dryer
    5. Speech act distinctions in grammar Ekkehard König and Peter Siemund
    6. Passive in the world's languages Edward L. Keenan and Matthew S. Dryer
    7. A typology of information packaging in the clause William A. Foley.

  • Editor

    Timothy Shopen
    Timothy Shopen is former Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the Australian National University.


    Paul Schachter, Timothy Shopen, Matthew S. Dryer, Avery D. Andrews, Ekkehard König, Peter Siemund, Edward L. Keenan, William A. Foley

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