Studies in Syntactic Typology

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The papers in this volume are revised versions of presentations at the conference on Language Universals and Language Typology in March 1985 at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. They include new proposals of universals, results of investigations to validate or refine previously proposed universal generalizations, and discussions concerning the explanation of universals. The volume will be of great interest to researchers in syntax and in language universals. In addition, scholars in pragmatics, philosophy of linguistics, psycholinguistics, anthropological linguistics and semantics will also find articles of interest in the book.
[Typological Studies in Language, 17]  1988.  xiv, 394 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
vii
Preface
ix
Language typology and linguistic explanation
Michael Hammond, Edith A. Moravcsik and Jessica Wirth
1
I. Agreement
Agreement and the distribution of anaphora
Karin L. Fisher
25
Finiteness and opacity: Evidence from the Balkans
Catherine Rudin
37
Conditions for verb-coded coordinations
Linda Schwartz
53
II. Word order
Investigating universals of sentence complexity
Yukikoko Abe, Kazumi Hatasa and J Ron Cowan
77
Universals of negative position
Matthew S. Dryer
93
Accentuation typology, word order and theme-rheme structure
Jeffrey Harlig and Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig
125
Preverbal focusing and type XXIII languages
Alan Hyun-Oak Kim
147
III. Syntactic and pragmatic functions
Datives and allatives
Edward Blansitt
173
A typology of subjects
Jan Terje Faarlund
193
Universals of topic-comment structure
Jeanette K. Gundel
209
IV. Explaining universals
The pragmatics of word order: Predictability, importance and attention
T. Givón
243
On the function of marked and unmarked terms
Jeanette K. Gundel, Kathleen Houlihan and Gerald A. Sanders
285
Incorporation, parallelism, and focus
John Haiman
303
On explaining some right-left asymmetries in syntactic and morphological universals
John A. Hawkins
321
The covariance of culture and grammar
Revere D. Perkins
359
Author index
379
Subject index
385
Language index
389
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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