: Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language: Lindsay J. Whaley. Introduction to Typology assumes neither prior knowledge of typology nor extensive background in linguistics, making it useful as a primary Lindsay J. Whaley. and linguistic analysis, Introduction to Typology overviews the major grammatical categories and constructions in the world’s languages. Lindsay J. Whaley.

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Language Universals itroduction Linguistic Typology. U of California at Los Angeles. We do not possess any written material from Proto-Ger-manic. A language family is a group of languages or dialects that have arisen from a common ancestor. U of Chicago P The end result is an introduction to grammar in a typological perspective that is aimed at undergraduate and beginning graduate students.

These dialects yo more and more differentiated until they were no longer mutually intelligible—that is, they became distinct languages.

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Christina Hill Cover Designer: U of Toronto P. HopperPaul J. Readers who have had little or no exposure to language classification are encouraged to read this prefatory material. Published simultaneously as vol.


The term no structure language is equivalent to isolating language. Imperfective contrasts with perfective.

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Inflectional morphology contrasts with derivational morphology. A comparative term that indicates the unit that bears greater formal substance.

Pragmatics of Word Order Flexibility. U of Hawaii P. A bound morpheme that is affixed to the front of a root.

ShibataniMasayoshiand Theodora Bynoneds. A morphosyntactic system that operates either on a nominative-accusative basis or an ergative-absolutive basis. A Performance Theory of Order and Constituency.

All are accurate labels; they simply reflect different degrees of association. The marking does not encode any semantic information about the head. With this same attention to ease of use, I have included several typographical and organizational aids in the chapters.

Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language

Atelic contrasts with telic. A semantic role which describes the element that provides the reason why an event occurs. U of California P. In this broader sense, markedness is often based on pragmatic considerations. SadockJerrold M.


See also dependent marking and split marking. Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. They are consummate teachers, and their criticisms were crucial in improving the style, organization, and content of the book so that it was clearer and better suited to the needs of the reader. A language that contains roughly equal numbers of dependent-marking and head-marking constructions.

HallChristopher J. An overt marker that signals the subordinate status of adverbial clauses or phrases.

Animacy Definiteness and Gender. A question that requests a particular piece of information rather than the truth value of a proposition. After all, a speaker of one of these dialects can understand nearly everything that the other one says.