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Books: General Ling, Syntax: Baker

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Message 1: Lexical Categories: Baker

Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 12:12:46 +0000
From: jreid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Lexical Categories: Baker

			
Title: Lexical Categories
Subtitle: Verbs, Nouns and Adjectives
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 102
			
Publication Year: 2003
			
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 
 http://www.cup.org		 

Book URL:http://us.cambridge.org/linguistics			
 
Author: Mark C. Baker, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. 
				

Hardback: ISBN: 0521806380, Pages: 364, Price: $70.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521001102, Pages: 364, Price: $26.00

			
Abstract:

Mark C. Baker investigates the fundamental nature of nouns, verbs, and
adjectives. He claims that the various superficial differences found
in particular languages have a single underlying source which can be
used to provide better definitions of these "parts of speech". The new
definitions are supported by data from languages from every
continent. Baker's book argues for a formal, syntax-oriented, and
universal approach to the parts of speech, as opposed to the
functionalist, semantic, and relativist approaches that have dominated
the subject.

Contents:

1. The Problem of the Lexical Categories; 2. Verbs as Licensers of
Subjects; 3. Nouns as Bearers of a Referential Index; 4. Adjectives as
Neither Nouns nor Verbs; 5. Lexical Categories and the Nature of the
Grammar; Appendix: Adpositions as Functional Categories

Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 102

Lingfield(s): General Linguistics, Syntax
			 
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

			
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