Linguistic Categories, Language Description and Linguistic Typology

| University of Studies Guglielmo Marconi
| Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
| University of Pavia
ISBN 9789027208651 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027259943 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Few issues in the history of the language sciences have been an object of as much discussion and controversy as linguistic categories. The eleven articles included in this volume tackle the issue of categories from a wide range of perspectives and with different foci, in the context of the current debate on the nature and methodology of the research on comparative concepts – particularly, the relation between the categories needed to describe languages and those needed to compare languages. While the first six papers deal with general theoretical questions, the following five confront specific issues in the domain of language analysis arising from the application of categories. The volume will appeal to a very broad readership: advanced students and scholars in any field of linguistics, but also specialists in the philosophy of language, and scholars interested in the cognitive aspects of language from different subfields (neurolinguistics, cognitive sciences, psycholinguistics, anthropology).
[Typological Studies in Language, 132]  2021.  vi, 424 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Linguistic categories, language description and linguistic typology – An overview
Luca Alfieri, Giorgio Francesco Arcodia and Paolo Ramat
Towards standardization of morphosyntactic terminology for general linguistics
Martin Haspelmath
Universal underpinnings of language-specific categories: A useful heuristic for discovering and comparing categories of grammar and beyond
Martina Wiltschko
Typology of functional domains
Zygmunt Frajzyngier
Theories of language, language comparison, and grammatical description: Correcting Haspelmath
Hans-Heinrich Lieb
Comparative concepts are not a different kind of thing
Tabea Reiner
Essentials of the unityp research project: Attempt of an overview
Hansjakob Seiler, Yoshiko Ono and Waldfried Premper
The non-universality of linguistic categories: Evidence from pluractional constructions
Simone Mattiola
Parts of speech, comparative concepts and Indo-European linguistics
Luca Alfieri
Verbal vs. nominal reflexive constructions: A categorial opposition?
Nicoletta Puddu
The category ‘pronoun’ in East and Southeast Asian languages, with a focus on Japanese
Federica Da Milano
Subject index
Language index
Author index
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021003474 | Marc record