Introducing Language Typology

Introducing Language Typology

This textbook provides an introduction to language typology which assumes minimal prior knowledge of linguistics.

Author: Edith A. Moravcsik

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521193405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This textbook provides an introduction to language typology which assumes minimal prior knowledge of linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Typology and Syntactic Description Volume 1 Clause Structure

Language Typology and Syntactic Description  Volume 1  Clause Structure

The three volumes of Language Typology and Syntactic Description offer a unique survey of syntactic and morphological structure in the languages of the world.

Author: Timothy Shopen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521276594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 409

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The three volumes of Language Typology and Syntactic Description offer a unique survey of syntactic and morphological structure in the languages of the world. Topics covered include parts of speech; passives; complementation; relative clauses; adverbial clauses; inflectional morphology; tense, aspect and mood; and deixis. The major ways these notions are realized in the languages of the world are explored, and the contributors provide brief sketches of relevant aspects of representative languages. Each volume is written in an accessible style with new concepts explained and exemplified as they are introduced. Although each volume can be read independently, together they provide a major work of reference that will serve as a manual for field workers and anyone interested in cross-linguistic generalizations.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Typology

Language Typology

This wouldn’t be a work by Greenberg if it didn’t go far beyond simple historiography, providing a highly original and readable framework for understanding the earlier efforts.” Prof.

Author: Joseph Greenberg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110886436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 82

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“Greenberg’s survey of the earlier history of typology is without rivals, a must read for every linguist who is curious about the intellectual roots of current typology. This wouldn’t be a work by Greenberg if it didn’t go far beyond simple historiography, providing a highly original and readable framework for understanding the earlier efforts.” Prof. Dr. Martin Haspelmath, Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Approaches to Language Typology

Approaches to Language Typology

This text offers accounts of the theoretical foundations and findings of leading scholars in this field.

Author: Masayoshi Shibatani

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0198238665

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 381

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Language typology is concerned with the construction of theoretical frameworks capable of delimiting the range of human languages and of capturing constraints on cross-linguistic variation. This text offers accounts of the theoretical foundations and findings of leading scholars in this field.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Typology and Syntactic Description Volume 3

Language Typology and Syntactic Description  Volume 3

The three volumes of Language typology and syntactic description offer a unique survey of syntactic and morphological structure in the languages of the world.

Author: Timothy Shopen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521318998

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 437

View: 557

The three volumes of Language typology and syntactic description offer a unique survey of syntactic and morphological structure in the languages of the world. Topics covered include parts of speech; passives; complementation; relative clauses; adverbial clauses; inflectional morphology; tense; aspect and mood; and deixis. The major ways these notions are realized u=in the languages of the world are explored, and the contributors provide brief sketches of relevant aspects of representative languages. Each volume is written in an accessible style with new concepts explained and exemplified as they are introduced. Although each volume can be read independently, together they provide a major work of reference that will serve as a manual for field workers and anyone interested in cross-linguistic generalizations.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Typology and Language Universals Sprachtypologie und sprachliche Universalien La typologie des langues et les universaux linguistiques 2 Halbband

Language Typology and Language Universals   Sprachtypologie und sprachliche Universalien   La typologie des langues et les universaux linguistiques  2  Halbband

This handbook provides a comprehensive and thorough survey of our current insights into the diversity and unity found across the 6000 languages of this planet.

Author: Martin Haspelmath

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110194265

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1012

View: 775

This handbook provides a comprehensive and thorough survey of our current insights into the diversity and unity found across the 6000 languages of this planet. The 125 articles include inter alia chapters on the patterns and limits of variation manifested by analogous structures, constructions and linguistic devices across languages (e.g. word order, tense and aspect, inflection, color terms and syllable structure). Other chapters cover the history, methodology and the theory of typology, as well as the relationship between language typology and other disciplines. The authors of the individual sections and chapters are for the most part internationally known experts on the relevant topics. The vast majority of the articles are written in English, some in French or German. The handbook is not only intended for the expert in the fields of typology and language universals, but for all of those interested in linguistics. It is specifically addressed to all those who specialize in individual languages, providing basic orientation for their analysis and placing each language within the space of what is possible and common in the languages of the world.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Typology and Historical Contingency

Language Typology and Historical Contingency

This collection of articles by prominent scholars in typology seeks to address these issues from a wide range of theoretical perspectives, utilizing cutting-edge typological methodology.

Author: Balthasar Bickel

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027270801

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

View: 482

What is the range of diversity in linguistic types, what are the geographical distributions for the attested types, and what explanations, based on shared history or universals, can account for these distributions? This collection of articles by prominent scholars in typology seeks to address these issues from a wide range of theoretical perspectives, utilizing cutting-edge typological methodology. The phenomena considered range from the phonological to the morphosyntactic, the areal coverage ranges in scale from micro-areal to worldwide, and the types of historical contingency range from contact-based to genealogical in nature. Together, the papers argue strongly for a view in which, although they use distinct methodologies, linguistic typology and historical linguistics are one and the same enterprise directed at discovering how languages came to be the way they are and how linguistic types came to be distributed geographically as they are.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistic Typology

Linguistic Typology

This textbook provides a critical introduction to major research topics and current approaches in linguistic typology.

Author: Jae Jung Song

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199677092

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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This textbook provides a critical introduction to major research topics and current approaches in linguistic typology, the study of structural variation in human language and of the limits on that variation. Jae Jung Song draws on a wide range of cross-linguistic data to describe what linguistic typology has revealed both about language in general and about the rich variety of ways in which meaning and expression are achieved in the world's languages. Following an introduction to the subject matter and its history, the first part of the book explores theoretical issues and approaches, as well as practical considerations such as sampling methods and data collection. In the second part, chapters examine variation in particular phenomena, such as word order, case alignment, and evidentiality marking. Each chapter concludes with study questions and suggestions for further reading. The volume will be suitable for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of linguistic typology and language universals, and as secondary reading for cross-linguistically focused courses in phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Typology and Syntactic Description Volume 2 Complex Constructions

Language Typology and Syntactic Description  Volume 2  Complex Constructions

This unique three-volume 2007 survey brings together a team of leading scholars to explore the syntactic and morphological structures of the world's languages.

Author: Timothy Shopen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139467292

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

View: 980

This unique three-volume 2007 survey brings together a team of leading scholars to explore the syntactic and morphological structures of the world's languages. Clearly organized and broad-ranging, it covers topics such as parts-of-speech, passives, complementation, relative clauses, adverbial clauses, inflectional morphology, tense, aspect, mood, and diexis. 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. Each volume is accessibly written and clearly explains each new concept introduced. Although the volumes can be read independently, together they provide an indispensable reference work for all linguists and fieldworkers interested in cross-linguistic generalizations. Most of the chapters in the second edition are substantially revised or completely new - some on topics not covered by the first edition. Volume II covers co-ordination, complementation, noun phrase structure, relative clauses, adverbial clauses, discourse structure, and sentences as combinations of clauses.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Typology and Language Universals Sprachtypologie und sprachliche Universalien La typologie des langues et les universaux linguistiques 1 Halbband

Language Typology and Language Universals   Sprachtypologie und sprachliche Universalien   La typologie des langues et les universaux linguistiques  1  Halbband

This handbook provides a comprehensive and thorough survey of our current insights into the diversity and unity found across the 6000 languages of this planet.

Author: Martin Haspelmath

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110194036

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 874

View: 874

This handbook provides a comprehensive and thorough survey of our current insights into the diversity and unity found across the 6000 languages of this planet. The 125 articles include inter alia chapters on the patterns and limits of variation manifested by analogous structures, constructions and linguistic devices across languages (e.g. word order, tense and aspect, inflection, color terms and syllable structure). Other chapters cover the history, methodology and the theory of typology, as well as the relationship between language typology and other disciplines. The authors of the individual sections and chapters are for the most part internationally known experts on the relevant topics. The vast majority of the articles are written in English, some in French or German. The handbook is not only intended for the expert in the fields of typology and language universals, but for all of those interested in linguistics. It is specifically addressed to all those who specialize in individual languages, providing basic orientation for their analysis and placing each language within the space of what is possible and common in the languages of the world.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Typology

Language Typology

This book is intended as a systemic functional contribution to language typology both for those who would like to understand and describe particular languages against the background of generalizations about a wide range of languages and ...

Author: Alice Caffarel

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 1588115593

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 700

View: 367

This book is intended as a systemic functional contribution to language typology both for those who would like to understand and describe particular languages against the background of generalizations about a wide range of languages and also for those who would like to develop typological accounts that are based on and embody descriptions of the systems of particular languages (rather than isolated constructions). The book is a unique contribution in at least two respects. On the one hand, it is the first book based on systemic functional theory that is specifically concerned with language typology. On the other hand, the book combines the particular with the general in the description of languages: it presents comparable sketches of particular languages while at the same time identifying generalizations based on the languages described here as well as on other languages. The volume explores eight languages, covering seven language families: French, German, Pitjantjatjara, Tagalog, Telugu, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Typology and Language Universals

Language Typology and Language Universals

Foundations: Points of contact between language universals/language typology and. 1. Preliminary remarks 2. Typological parameters 3. Theoretical concepts 4. Areal typology 5. References 1. Preliminary remarks Linguistic typology can be ...

Author: Martin Haspelmath

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110114232

Category: Linguistic universals

Page: 1856

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This series of HANDBOOKS OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction. For "classic" linguistics there appears to be a need for a review of the state of the art which will provide a reference base for the rapid advances in research undertaken from a variety of theoretical standpoints, while in the more recent branches of communication science the handbooks will give researchers both an verview and orientation. To attain these objectives, the series will aim for a standard comparable to that of the leading handbooks in other disciplines, and to this end will strive for comprehensiveness, theoretical explicitness, reliable documentation of data and findings, and up-to-date methodology. The editors, both of the series and of the individual volumes, and the individual contributors, are committed to this aim. The languages of publication are English, German, and French. The main aim of the series is to provide an appropriate account of the state of the art in the various areas of linguistics and communication science covered by each of the various handbooks; however no inflexible pre-set limits will be imposed on the scope of each volume. The series is open-ended, and can thus take account of further developments in the field. This conception, coupled with the necessity of allowing adequate time for each volume to be prepared with the necessary care, means that there is no set time-table for the publication of the whole series. Each volume will be a self-contained work, complete in itself. The order in which the handbooks are published does not imply any rank ordering, but is determined by the way in which the series is organized; the editor of the whole series enlist a competent editor for each individual volume. Once the principal editor for a volume has been found, he or she then has a completely free hand in the choice of co-editors and contributors. The editors plan each volume independently of the others, being governed only by general formal principles. The series editor only intervene where questions of delineation between individual volumes are concerned. It is felt that this (modus operandi) is best suited to achieving the objectives of the series, namely to give a competent account of the present state of knowledge and of the perception of the problems in the area covered by each volume.
Categories: Linguistic universals

Creoles Their Substrates and Language Typology

Creoles  Their Substrates  and Language Typology

The various ways in which the typological features of the substrate languages are manifested in Creoles were first considered. Then, several subsystems of the grammar across Creoles were discussed, showing that Creole languages vary ...

Author: Claire Lefebvre

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027206763

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 626

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Since creole languages draw their properties from both their substrate and superstrate sources, the typological classification of creoles has long been a major issue for creolists, typologists, and linguists in general. Several contradictory proposals have been put forward in the literature. For example, creole languages typologically pair with their superstrate languages (Chaudenson 2003), with their substrate languages (Lefebvre 1998), or even, creole languages are alike (Bickerton 1984) such that they constitute a definable typological class (McWhorter 1998). This book contains 25 chapters bearing on detailed comparisons of some 30 creoles and their substrate languages. As the substrate languages of these creoles are typologically different, the detailed investigation of substrate features in the creoles leads to a particular answer to the question of how creoles should be classified typologically. The bulk of the data show that creoles reproduce the typological features of their substrate languages. This argues that creoles cannot be claimed to constitute a definable typological class."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Typology

Language Typology

Author: Kibbey M. Horne

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2826251

Category: Langage et langues - Classification

Page: 46

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Categories: Langage et langues - Classification

Language Typology 1987

Language Typology 1987

These papers from the 1987 Typology Symposium _ a follow-up to the 1985 meeting in Moscow _ deal with the relevance of typology for historical linguistics.

Author: Winfred Philipp Lehmann

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027235640

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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These papers from the 1987 Typology Symposium — a follow-up to the 1985 meeting in Moscow — deal with the relevance of typology for historical linguistics. Its application in understanding phonological and grammatical change is examined for a variety of languages. Its relevance for application of the comparative method and the method of internal reconstruction is noted with reference to the glottalic theory and problems in other language families. Among the several approaches, alignment typology is especially examined, with languages defined as accusative, ergative or stative-active an approach to which linguists of the USSR have made important contributions in recent years.Among specific problems examined are tonogenesis in Na-Dene, the origin of the genitive in ergative languages, and relative pronouns of Indo-European languages in the context of the Eurasiatic hypothesis. Along with changes in other languages (like those of East and Southeast Asia), these problems are discussed in an effort to determine general and specific tendencies in language change, and to contribute towards the development of diachronic typology.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Typology

Language Typology

In a fusional language, however, there is no such clear-cut boundary between morphemes, the characteristic of a ... the typology would consist of three or four ideal types, among which we could distribute the languages of the world.

Author: Alice Caffarel

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027247667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 700

View: 497

This book is intended as a systemic functional contribution to language typology both for those who would like to understand and describe particular languages against the background of generalizations about a wide range of languages and also for those who would like to develop typological accounts that are based on and embody descriptions of the systems of particular languages (rather than isolated constructions). The book is a unique contribution in at least two respects. On the one hand, it is the first book based on systemic functional theory that is specifically concerned with language typology. On the other hand, the book combines the particular with the general in the description of languages: it presents comparable sketches of particular languages while at the same time identifying generalizations based on the languages described here as well as on other languages. The volume explores eight languages, covering seven language families: French, German, Pitjantjatjara, Tagalog, Telugu, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Typology

Language Typology

Includes data from and comments on the structure of several Australian languages, including Warlpiri and Dyirbal.

Author: Graham Mallinson

Publisher: North Holland

ISBN: UCAL:B4396925

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 486

View: 745

Includes data from and comments on the structure of several Australian languages, including Warlpiri and Dyirbal.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Linguistic Typology

An Introduction to Linguistic Typology

Offers an introduction to linguistic typology that covers various linguistic domains from phonology and morphology over parts-of-speech, the NP and the VP, to simple and complex clauses, pragmatics and language change.

Author: Viveka Velupillai

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027211989

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 517

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Offers an introduction to linguistic typology that covers various linguistic domains from phonology and morphology over parts-of-speech, the NP and the VP, to simple and complex clauses, pragmatics and language change. This title also includes a discussion on methodological issues in typology.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dialectology Meets Typology

Dialectology Meets Typology

This is the guiding question of this volume, which involves follow-up questions such as: How can dialectologists profit from adopting the large body of insights in and hypotheses on language variation and language universals familiar from ...

Author: Bernd Kortmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110179491

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 541

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In what ways can dialectologists and language typologists profit from each others' work when looking across the fence? This is the guiding question of this volume, which involves follow-up questions such as: How can dialectologists profit from adopting the large body of insights in and hypotheses on language variation and language universals familiar from work in language typology, notably functional typology? Vice versa, what can typologists learn from the study of non-standard varieties? What are possible contributions of dialectology to areal typologies and the study of grammaticalization? What are important theoretical and methodological implications of this new type of collaboration in the study of language variation? The 18 contributors, among them many distinguished dialectologists, sociolinguists and typologists, address these and other novel questions on the basis of analyses of the morphology and syntax of a broad range of dialects (Germanic, Romance, Balto-Slavic, Indo-Aryan).
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Typology 1985

Language Typology 1985

This volume presents revised versions of papers originally presented at the Colloquium in Linguistic Typology, held in Moscow in 1985.

Author: Winfred Philipp Lehmann

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027235411

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

View: 962

This volume presents revised versions of papers originally presented at the Colloquium in Linguistic Typology, held in Moscow in 1985. The organizers and participants of the colloquium considered it of great importance to come to terms on primary principles, in order to be able to build on previous research and to determine the place of typology in linguistics. The papers in this volume reflect that goal.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines