LINGUIST List 13.2395

Fri Sep 20 2002

Books: Typology: Croft/Dixon & Aikhenvald (eds.)

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  1. Joyce Reid, Typology: William Croft
  2. Joyce Reid, Typology: Dixon & Aikhenvald (eds.)

Message 1: Typology: William Croft

Date: 18 Sep 2002 17:08:11 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Typology: William Croft

Cambridge University Press

Typology and Universals
Second Edition

William Croft, University of Manchester

The second edition of this essential textbook has been thoroughly
rewritten and updated to reflect advances in typology and universals
over the past decade. It reviews new methodologies such as the
semantic map model and questions of syntactic argumentation;
discussion of current debates over explanations for specific classes
of universals; and comparison of the typological and generative
approaches to language.


1. Introduction 
2. Typological classification 
3. Implicational universals and competing motivations 
4. Grammatical categories: typological markedness 
5. Grammatical hierarchies and the semantic map model 
6. Prototypes and the interaction of typological patterns 
7. Syntactic argumentation and syntactic structure in typology 
8. Diachronic typology 
9. Typology as an approach to language

Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics

2002/c. 320 pp./23 figures/1 map/16 tables
052180884-7/Hb/List: $65.00
052100499-3/Pb/List: $23.00
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Message 2: Typology: Dixon & Aikhenvald (eds.)

Date: 18 Sep 2002 17:12:07 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Typology: Dixon & Aikhenvald (eds.)

Cambridge University Press

A Cross-linguistic Typology

R.M.W. Dixon, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

A distinguished international group of scholars analyze the concept of
"word" and its applicability in a range of typologically diverse
languages. The languages include Amazonian, Australian Aboriginal,
Eskimo, Native North American, West African, Balkan, Caucasian and
Indo-Pakistani Sign Language. They exhibit a great range of
phonological, morphological and grammatical characteristics, enabling
the contributors to refine the definition of a "word" against this
broad linguistic landscape. The book is of interest to scholars of
linguistic typology and of morphology.


R.M.W. Dixon, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Anthony C. Woodbury, John
Henderson, Ulrike Zeshan, Robert Rankin, John Boyle, Randolph Graczyk,
John Koontz, Knut J. Olawksy, Alice C. Harris; Brian Joseph,
P.H. Matthews

1. Word: a typological framework R. M. W. Dixon and Alexandra
Y. Aikhenvald
2. Typological parameters for the study of clitics, with special
reference to Tariana Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
3. The word in Cup'ik Anthony C. Woodbury
4. The word in Eastern/Central Arrernte John Henderson 
5. The eclectic morphology of Jarawara, and the status of word
R. M. W. Dixon
6. Towards a notion of 'word' in sign languages Ulrike Zeshan 
7. Synchronic and diachronic perspective on 'word' in Siouan Robert
Rankin, John Boyle, Randolph Graczyk and John Koontz; 8. What is a
word in Dagbani Knut J.Olawksy
9. The word in Georgian Alice C. Harris 
10. The word in Modern Greek Brian Joseph 
11. What can we conclude? P. H. Matthews.

2002/c. 280 pp.
052181899-0/Hb/List: $65.00
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