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Title Canonical morphology and syntax / edited by Dunstan Brown, Marina Chumakina, Greville G. Corbett
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 312 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford linguistics.
Contents 1. What there might be and what there is: an introduction to canonical typology / Dunstan Brown and Marina Chumakina -- 2. A base for canonical negation / Oliver Bond -- 3. Canonical morphosyntactic features / Greville G. Corbett -- 4. Some problems in the typology of quotation: a canonical approach / Nicholas Evans -- 5. Unpacking finiteness / Irina Nikolaeva -- 6. The canonical clitic / Andrew Spencer and Ana Luís -- 7. Passive agents: prototypical vs. canonical passives / Anna Siewierska and Dik Bakker -- 8. The criteria for reflexivization / Martin Everaert -- 9. Possession and modification -- a perspective from canonical typology / Irina Nikolaeva and Andrew Spencer -- 10. An ontological approach to canonical typology: laying the foundations for e-linguistics / Scott Farrar
Summary This book presents canonical typology, a framework for comparing constructions and categories across languages. The canonical method takes the criteria used to define particular categories or phenomena (eg negation, finiteness, possession) to create a multidimensional space in which language-specific instances can be placed.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Morphology.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Form Electronic book
Author Brown, Dunstan. editor
Chumakina, Marina, editor
Corbett, Greville G.
ISBN 9780191746154 (ebook)