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Title: The Rise of Functional Categories
Written By: Elly van Gelderen

In recent years, within the GB/Minimalist framework and in Universal Grammar, word order has become viewed as determined by functional as well as lexical categories. This work argues that language learners must decide whether to incorporate categories into their grammar and that the availability of categories varies from language to language.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556192274
ISBN-13: 9781556192272
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 142
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027227292
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