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LINGUIST List 18.3350

Tue Nov 13 2007

Books: Typology/Morphology: Dixon, Aikhenvald (Eds)

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Word: Dixon, Aikhenvald (Eds)

Message 1: Word: Dixon, Aikhenvald (Eds)
Date: 12-Nov-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Word: Dixon, Aikhenvald (Eds)
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Title: Word
Subtitle: A Cross-linguistic Typology
Published: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Editor: R. M. W. Dixon
Editor: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521046053 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 27.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521046053 Pages: 304 Price: U.S. $ 52.00

In some languages words tend to be rather short but in others they may be
dauntingly long. In this book, a distinguished international group of
scholars discuss the concept "word" and its applicability in a range of
typologically diverse languages. An introductory chapter sets the
parameters of variation for "word". The nine chapters that follow then
study the character of "word" in individual languages, including
Amazonian, Australian Aboriginal, Eskimo, Native North American, West
African, Balkan and Caucasian languages, and Indo-Pakistani Sign Language.
These languages exhibit a huge range of phonological and grammatical
characteristics, the close study of which enables the contributors to
refine our understanding of what can constitute a "word". 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.

List of contributors;
List of abbreviations;

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.
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;

Index of authors;
Index of languages and language families;
Index of subjects.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Written In: English (eng )

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-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
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Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

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Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
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