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By Patience Epps,Alexandre Arkhipov

The quantity brings jointly seventeen chapters through typologists and typologically orientated box linguists who've lately accomplished their Ph.D. theses. via their case stories of chosen theoretically appropriate matters the authors spotlight the mutual value of language description, at the one hand, and of cross-linguistically expert concept, at the different. confronted with new facts from formerly unknown languages or even from lesser-studied different types of eu languages, linguists always need to take care of the inadequacy of demonstrated thoughts and typologies, being driven to extra refine their classifications and to question the approved borderlines among varied different types, kinds, and degrees of linguistic description.

The scope of the person contributions to the quantity varies from all over the world typological samples to family-internal typology to in-depth experiences of unmarried languages. the diversity of linguistic domain names addressed contain tonology, morphology, syntax, and lexical periods. one of the phenomena scrutinized are clitics, tones, case, agreement/indexation, localization, pluractionality, desideratives, lability, comitative buildings, elevating, verb formation, nominal category, components of speech, and predicates of swap. extra basic theoretical and methodological concerns addressed contain such subject matters as markedness, grammaticalization, lexicalization, and the mixing of linguistic facts and description.

The ebook is of curiosity to typologists and box linguists, in addition to to any linguists drawn to theoretical concerns in several subfields of linguistics. a specific contribution of the amount is to provide a synthesis of typological and descriptive ways to the learn of language, and to focus on the truth that broader typological examine and the targeted research of specific languages are interdependent ventures that inevitably tell each one other.

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