Language Description Informed by Theory

Editors
| The University of Queensland
| The University of Queensland
| Griffith University
HardboundAvailable
ISBN 9789027206145 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
 
e-Book
ISBN 9789027270917 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
 
This volume explores how linguistic theories inform the ways in which languages are described. Theories, as representations of linguistic categories, guide the field linguist to look for various phenomena without presupposing their necessary existence and provide the tools to account for various sets of data across different languages. A goal of linguistic description is to represent the full range of language structures for any given language. The chapters in this book cover various sub-disciplines of linguistics including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, and anthropological linguistics, drawing upon theoretical approaches such as prosodic Phonology, Enhancement theory, Distributed Morphology, Minimalist syntax, Lexical Functional Grammar, and Kinship theory. The languages described in this book include Australian languages (Pama-Nyungan and non-Pama-Nyungan), Romance languages as well as English. This volume will be of interest to researchers in both descriptive and theoretical linguistics.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 147]  2014.  xii, 391 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Cited by

Cited by 1 other publications

Verstraete, Jean-Christophe
2017. Umbuygamu. Journal of the International Phonetic Association  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 20 june 2019. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013035715 | Marc record