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Tue Feb 07 2012

Books: Semantics/Syntax/Typolology/Lexicography: Aikhenvald, Dixon

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Date: 06-Feb-2012
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Subject: Language at Large: Aikhenvald, Dixon
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Title: Language at Large Subtitle: Essays on Syntax and Semantics Series Title: Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory Published: 2011 Publisher: Brill

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Author: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald Author: R. M. W. Dixon Hardback: ISBN: 9789004206076 Pages: 630 Price: Europe EURO 188
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004206076 Pages: 630 Price: U.S. $ 257

The volume brings together important essays on syntax and semantics byAikhenvald and Dixon, highlighting their expertise in various fields of linguistics.The first part focusses on linguistic typology, covering case markers used onverbs, argument-determined constructions, unusual meanings of causatives, thesemantic basis for a typology, word-class-changing derivations, speech reportsand semi-direct speech. The second part concentrates on documentation andanalysis of previously undescribed languages, from South America andIndigenous Australia. The third part addresses a variety of issues in grammarand lexicography of English. This includes pronouns with transferred reference,comparative constructions, features of the noun phrase, and the discussion of'twice'. The treatment of Australian Aboriginal words in dictionaries is discussedin the final chapter.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation                             Lexicography                             Semantics                             Syntax                             Typology Language Family(ies): Austro-Asiatic
Written In: English (eng)

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