Linguistic Diversity and Language Theories

ORCID logoZygmunt Frajzyngier | University of Colorado
ORCID logoAdam Hodges | University of Colorado
David S. Rood | University of Colorado
ISBN 9789027230829 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781588115775 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027294623 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
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From the refinement of general methodology, to new insights of synchronic and diachronic universals, to studies of specific phenomena, this collection demonstrates the crucial role that language data play in the evolution of useful, accurate linguistic theories. Issues addressed include the determination of meaning in typological studies; a refined understanding of diachronic processes by including intentional, social, statistical, and level-determined phenomena; the reconsideration of categories such as sentence, evidential or adposition, and structures such as compounds or polysynthesis; the tension between formal simplicity and functional clarity; the inclusion of unusual systems in theoretical debates; and fresh approaches to Chinese classifiers, possession in Oceanic languages, and English aspect. This is a careful selection of papers presented at the International Symposium on Linguistic Diversity and Language Theories in Boulder, Colorado. The purpose of the Symposium was to confront fundamental issues in language structure and change with the rich variation of forms and functions observed across languages.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 72] 2005.  xii, 432 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The book offers a smorgasbord of current theoretical approaches to a variety of linguistic topics. Especially if you hit rock bottom and need a challenging linguistic question or two, look no further.”
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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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