: Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language: Lindsay J. Whaley. Introduction to Typology assumes neither prior knowledge of typology nor extensive background in linguistics, making it useful as a primary Lindsay J. Whaley. and linguistic analysis, Introduction to Typology overviews the major grammatical categories and constructions in the world’s languages. Lindsay J. Whaley.

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Looking at how language changes over the course of time.

The Unity and Diversity of Language. Beyond Form and Function. Handbuch der Litauischen Sprache, I: Some of these phyla are generally accepted e. The Evolution of Grammar: The World’s Major Languages. An overt marker that signals the subordinate status of adverbial clauses or phrases.

Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language – Lindsay J. Whaley – Google Books

For example, in the pair cat-cats the plural is the marked element because it has an extra morpheme. See also nominative-accusative and ergative-absolutive. CorbettGreville G. The split between the two systems can occur across components in the grammar e. I borrowed heavily from a introdction of notes that he had used in teaching a typology course at the University of North Dakota. Perhaps one of the most common questions that linguists are asked is, how many languages are there?


University of California Publications in Linguistics Each chapter concludes with a summary of new terminology and concepts as well as a list of additional, related readings.

An aspectual term used to describe an event that happens instantaneously rather than being extended in time: Wilhelm von Humboldt’s Conception of Linguistic Relativity. Morphological marking that establishes the grammatical relation and or semantic role that a nominal qhaley to the clause in which it occurs. Cross-Linguistic Similarities and Divergences.

National Academy of Sciences. The identificational information is only provided the first time a language is discussed in a chapter. An inherent or lexical aspect of verbs. Lindsay Whaley earned a Ph.

A term used for a category that contains nouns, pronouns, and noun phrases. A morphosyntactic system that encodes the single argument of an intransitive clause either as a subject or as an absolutive depending on tupology verb that heads the clause.

Dropping the pronominal subject of a language because the information can be determined by agreement morphology on the verb. Grammar Inside and Outside the Clause.

Introduction to typology: the unity and diversity of language – Lindsay J. Whaley – Google Books

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Write a customer review. ComrieBernarded. Its Limits and Its Possibilities. An Essay in the Philosophy of Language. KeenanEdward L. FrantzDonna B. Janua Linguarum, Series Minor 4. Typological Studies in Language An aspectual category that is employed to make reference to the internal structure of an event.


A textual entity that bears a significant amount of semantic content relative to other entities in the surrounding discourse context.

Published simultaneously as vol. Switch Reference and Universal Grammar.

Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language

A Performance Theory of Order and Constituency. Where my sources for language data did not provide sufficient information qhaley determine an appropriate label of family membership, I relied on Ruhlen Complex Clauses Chapter An explanation of universals based on properties of language systems themselves.

Studies in Syntactic Typology. The head is usually an obligatory element. That realm of meaning concerned with obligation and permission.