Linguistic typology of the North

by Tokusu Kurebito

Publisher: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 2008- in Tokyo

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Typology (Linguistics),
  • Endangered languages

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Includes bibliographical references.

Book Summary: Offers an introduction to linguistic typology that covers various linguistic domains from phonology and morphology over parts-of-speech, the NP and the VP, to simple and complex clauses, pragmatics and language change. This title also includes a discussion on methodological issues in typology. Introducing Language Typology Language typology identifies similarities and differences among languages of the world. This textbook provides an introduction to the subject which assumes minimal prior knowledge of linguistics. It offers the broadest coverage of any introductory book, including sections on historical change, language acquisition.   "Linguistic typology took off in its modern form with the ground-breaking research of Joseph Greenberg, such as, for example, his seminal paper on a cross-linguistic survey of word order leading to a series of implicational universals (Greenberg ) Greenberg also attempted to establish methods for quantifying typological studies, in. Linguistic Typology and Representation of African Languages Product Category: Books ISBN: Title: Linguistic Typology and Representation of African Languages EAN: Binding: Paperback Publisher: Afirca World Press Publication Date: Pages: Signed: False First Edition: False Dust Jacket: False List Price (MSRP): Seller Rating: % positive.

Linguistic typology is the study of linguistic diversity as such, an exploration of the cross-linguistic variation as well as the rules that govern it and constraints that define its limits. It may be seen as looking for similarities, too – as when assigning languages to different types. 'The book will be an invaluable resource for scholars of linguistic typology and of morphology and phonology.' Folia Linguistica, ' … this book provides stimulating information on word types in a number of different languages, including several found outside of Indo-european, and therefore should be included in any cross-linguistic survey of word types.'. Chapter 3 (Linguistic typology) provides an introduction to the basic typological principles regarding case marking and related features such as word order and typological universals, head- and dependent-marking, and alignment types. These basic principles are shown to operate in Semitic languages and form the basis of the subsequent investigation of Semitic. Since its first publication, Language Universals and Linguistic Typology has become established as the leading introductory account of one of the most productive areas of linguistics—the analysis, comparison, and classification of the common features and forms of the organization of languages. Adopting an approach to the subject pioneered by Greenberg and others, Bernard Comrie is.

The authors, all experienced linguistic fieldworkers, follow a unified typological approach and avoid formalisms. The book will interest students, at graduate level and above, of syntax, typology, language universals, information structure, and language contact. in departments of linguistics andanthroplogy. Seller Inventory # LHB This book examines the history of adnominal genitive phrases from Old to Early Modern English, focusing on the evidence provided by a systematic corpus study and the role of linguistic typology in diachronic syntax. It is argued that arguments based on typology should not outweigh the evidence presented by the texts. Particular attention is paid to the nature of the possessive marker in Middle.

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This book shows that every language has an adjective class and examines how these vary in size and character. The opening chapter considers current generalizations about the nature and classification of adjectives and sets out the cross-linguistic parameters of their variation.

Thirteen chapters then explore adjective classes in languages from North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa.

Linguistic Typologyis the study of the structural similarities between languages, regardless of their history, to establish a classification of languages.

It provides an accessible overview of the most prominent areas of study and research in language typology, illustrated with many examples taken from a. Book Description. This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of work on linguistic typology, its history, its methodology, theoretical foundations and major achievements.

It shows how the directions of current research reflect and inform work on linguistic theory. ‘This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art survey of achievements and developments in the field of linguistic typology, covering the history of typology, phonological, morphological and syntactic typology, the relation of typology to historical linguistics, areal typology, sociolinguistic typology, and typological studies of sign languages.

This clear and accessible introduction to linguistic typology covers all linguistic domains from phonology and morphology over parts-of-speech, the NP and the VP, to simple and complex clauses, pragmatics and language change. There is also a discussion on methodological issues in typology.

This textbook is the first introduction that consistently applies the findings of the Cited by: 'This book serves as an important gateway into a more productive cross-linguistic understanding of these constructions across a broad range of structural domains. It will quickly become a standard reference for typological investigations of seemingly unrelated templatic phenomena.' Kristine A.

Hildebrandt - Southern Illinois University. 2 days ago  The Oxford Handbook of Language Typology provides a critical overview of work in linguistic typology. It examines the directions and challenges of research, and shows how these reflect and inform work on the development of linguistic theory.

Chapter 4: Linguistic Typology 4 cattle are distinguished by their horns: elliinge 'cattle with upright horns', gajje 'cattle with horns twisted back' (also called mooro), hippe 'cattle with horns drooping forward', hogole 'cattle with horns almost meeting', lettooye 'cattle with one horn up and the other drooping', wijaaye 'cattle with horns drooping towards the ears', tolle.

An epilogue explores the status and cross-linguistic properties of 'word'. The book will be an invaluable resource for scholars of linguistic typology and of morphology and phonology.

Linguistic Typology has been published by Mouton de Gruyter / De Gruyter Mouton for the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT) since Frans Plank (Konstanz / Oxford) was the Founding Editor of the journal, and, with vol Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm took over in   Language typology is the study of the structural similarities between languages regardless of their history, to establish a classification or typology of languages.

It is a core topic of historical linguistics and is studied on all traditional linguistics degree courses. Linguistic typology (or language typology) is a field of linguistics that studies and classifies languages according to their structural features.

Its aim is to describe and explain the common properties and the structural diversity of the world's languages. Its subdisciplines include, but are not limited to: qualitative typology, which deals with the issue of comparing languages and within. Editor’s Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

This textbook provides a critical introduction to major research topics and current approaches in linguistic typology, the study of structural variation in human language and of the limits on that variation. This textbook provides a critical introduction to major research topics and current approaches in linguistic typology, the study of structural variation in human language and of the limits on that variation.

Jae Jung Song draws on a wide range of cross-linguistic data to describe what linguistic typology has revealed both about language in general and about the rich variety of ways in which. This article starts by defining the object of linguistic typology as cross-linguistic variation and language diversity.

It contrasts linguistic typology with another influential approach to cross-linguistic variation: generative grammar. This grammar is a deductive approach, aiming at a formal derivation of the observed data from a general model that precedes any empirical research.

This textbook provides a critical introduction to major research topics and current approaches in linguistic typology, the study of structural variation in human language and of the limits on that variation. Jae Jung Song draws on a wide range of cross-linguistic data to describe what linguistic typology has revealed both about language in general and about the rich variety of ways.

Books shelved as linguistic-typology: Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 3, Grammatical Categories and the Lexicon by Timothy Shopen, Th. Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald is Australian Laureate Fellow, Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre, James Cook University, North Queensland.

She is an expert on languages and cultures of Amazonia and the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea, in addition to linguistic typology, general linguistics and several. Morphological Typology. Languages can be classified into groups based on a number of different linguistic criteria.

One such way to categorize languages is by the type and extent of morphology that they use. For example, some languages string many morphemes together while others languages tend to realize most words as independent or mono. Linguistic typology identifies both how languages vary and what they all have in common.

This Handbook provides a state-of-the art survey of the aims and methods of linguistic typology, and the conclusions we can draw from them. Part I covers phonological typology, morphological typology, sociolinguistic typology and the relationships between Format: Hardcover.

Linguistic typology is largely aimed at cognitive and reliable sociocultural aspects and defining the differences between languages, especially in the area of semantic differences.

These allow for good use and understanding between people who use foreign languages. Linguistic Typology is the study of the structural similarities between languages, regardless of their history, to establish a classification of languages.

It provides an accessible overview of the most prominent areas of study and research in language typology, illustrated with many examples taken from a wide range of languages. Morphological typology is a way of classifying the languages of the world (see linguistic typology) that groups languages according to their common morphological structures.

The field organizes languages on the basis of how those languages form words by combining morphemes. Analytic languages contain very little inflection, instead relying on features like word order and auxiliary words to.

As it happens, the majority of the leading figures in Greenbergian linguistic typology - including Greenberg himself - are or were based in the US.

For this very reason Greenbergian linguistic typology is often also referred to by non-American outsiders (e.g. Nedjalkov and Litvinov ) as American linguistic typology. The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Typology (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics) Paperback – April 2, by Alexandra Y.

Aikhenvald (Editor), R. Dixon (Editor) See all 3 formats and editionsFormat: Paperback. Perhaps of the most general linguistic interest in the volume is Frans Plank's paper, "Aus der Geschichte der Abhängigkeiten: Wilhelm von Book Reviews Linguistic TypologyHumboldt zu Mehrheitsbezeichnung und Einverleibungssystem" ().

This book is an essential source of reference for linguists of all theoretical persuasions. It is a vital companion for all those working in linguistic typology or undertaking linguistic fieldwork on one or more languages/5(1).

In the first part, the author provides an updated synchronic description of the Hittite middle based on the existing typology of voice systems and valency changing operations. Moreover, based on a careful analysis of a chronologically ordered corpus of original Hittite texts, the book offers the first ever diachronic account of the Hittite middle.

His books include Linguistic Typology: Morphology and Syntax (Longman, ), The Korean Language: Structure, Use and Context (Routledge, ), and Word Order (CUP, ), and, as editor, The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology (OUP, ; paperback ). He had held visiting appointments with Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Author: Jae Jung Song.

"Research on language universals and research on linguistic typology are not antagonistic, but rather complementary approaches to the same fundamental problem: the relationship between the amazing diversity of languages and the profound unity of language.

(source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary Linguistic typology identifies both how languages vary and what they all have in common. This Handbook provides a state-of-the art survey of the aims and methods of linguistic typology, and the conclusions we can draw from them.

Part I covers phonological typology, morphological typology, sociolinguistic.Discover the best Linguistic Typology books and audiobooks. Learn from Linguistic Typology experts like Miles V.

Van Pelt and Patricia T. O'Conner. Read Linguistic Typology books like English Grammar to Ace Biblical Hebrew and Words Fail Me with a free trial.Linguistic typology studies and classifies languages according to different features.

It makes it possible to classify languages into larger groups according to the way they use sounds, types of morphology they do or do not possess and how they order the elements in sentences. Some features can be found all over the world in unrelated languages.