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Author Muysken, Pieter.

Title Functional categories / Pieter Muysken
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 297 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in linguistics ; 117
Cambridge studies in linguistics ; 117
Contents 1. Introduction; Part I. Grammar: 2. Functional categories and language typology; 3. Lexical, morphological and phonological dimensions of functional categories; 4. Semantics and pragmatics; 5. Theoretical syntax: the generative tradition; Part II. Historical Linguistics: 6. Grammaticalisation; 7. Linguistic reconstruction; Part III. Psycholinguistics: 8. Speech production; 9. Language development; 10. Agrammatic aphasia and Specific Language Impairment; 11. Language attrition and death; Part IV. Language Contact and Bilingual Speech: 12. Sign languages; 13. Code-switching and code-mixing; 14. Lexical borrowing; 15. Pidgin and creole genesis; 16. Mixed languages; 17. Foreigner Talk; 18. Towards a modular and multi-dimensional perspective
Summary "This book analyses the grammatical elements ('functional categories') in language, a topic that has drawn considerable attention in linguistics, but has never been approached from an integrated, cross-disciplinary perspective. Muysken considers functional categories from the perspective of grammar, language history, language contact, and psychology (including child language and aphasia). Empirically based, the book examines the available converging evidence from these various disciplines, and draws on comparative data from a wide range of different languages."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Grammatical categories.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007050653
ISBN 0511397046 (electronic bk.)
051139781X (electronic bk.)
0511399677 (electronic bk.)
9780511397042 (electronic bk.)
9780511397813 (electronic bk.)
9780511399671 (electronic bk.)