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Typology and Universals

Typology and Universals

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521004992

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  • The second edition of this essential textbook has been thoroughly rewritten and updated to reflect advances in typology and universals over the past decade. It reviews new methodologies such as the semantic map model and questions of syntactic argumentation; discussion of current debates over explanations for specific classes of universals; and comparison of the typological and generative approaches to language.

    • Presents a methodological orientation to the study of typology and universals
    • Includes phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic typology
    • Expands the discussion of explanations for language universals and theoretical debates between typology and generative grammar
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521004992
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 154 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 1 map 16 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Typological classification
    3. Implicational universals and competing motivations
    4. Grammatical categories: typological markedness
    5. Grammatical hierarchies and the semantic map model
    6. Prototypes and the interaction of typological patterns
    7. Syntactic argumentation and syntactic structure in typology
    8. Diachronic typology
    9. Typology as an approach to language.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Elements of Linguistics
    • Introduction to Typology
    • Typology
  • Author

    William Croft, University of Manchester
    William Croft is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester. His books include Studies in Typology and Diachrony for Joseph H. Greenberg (edited with Keith Denning and Suzanne Kemmer, 1990), Typology and Universals (Cambridge, 1990), Syntactic Categories and Grammatical Relations: the Cognitive Organization of Information (1991), Explaining Language Change: An Evolutionary Approach (2000), and Radical Construction Grammar: Syntactic Theory in Typological Perspective (2001).

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