LINGUIST List 14.2060

Thu Jul 31 2003

Books: Ling Theories, Finnic/Saami: Nelson, Manninen

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  1. sosa, Generative Approaches to Finnic and Saami Linguistics

Message 1: Generative Approaches to Finnic and Saami Linguistics

Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 14:44:47 +0000
From: sosa <>
Subject: Generative Approaches to Finnic and Saami Linguistics

Title: Generative Approaches to Finnic and Saami Linguistics
Series Title: CSLI Lecture Notes, # 148
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: CSLI Publications
Availability: Available
Editor: Diane C Nelson, University of Leeds 
Editor: Satu Manninen, University of Lund 
Hardback: ISBN: 1575864118, Pages: 460, Price: 80.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1575864126, Pages: 460, Price: 35.00

With unusual structural characteristics, Finnish and Saami offer
interesting challenges to linguistic theories formulated around more
popular languages. Grammatically, for instance, languages in the
Finnic and Saami group utilize extensive systems of case inflection on
nouns to signal a broad variety of relations that in almost all other
languages require additional words. Phonologically, as another
example, the phenomenon of 'consonant gradation' is of particular
interest to linguists.

This volume is the first to examine the phonology, morphology, syntax
and semantics of Finnic and Saami languages within current generative
linguistic frameworks. Collected here is research on these
less-studied languages, some of which face extinction.
Lingfield(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): Finnish (Language Code: FIN)
		 Saami (Language Code: SSM)
Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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