LINGUIST List 27.1974

Fri Apr 29 2016

Books: The Role of Functions in Syntax: Frajzyngier, Shay

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Date: 08-Apr-2016
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Role of Functions in Syntax: Frajzyngier, Shay
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Title: The Role of Functions in Syntax
Subtitle: A unified approach to language theory, description, and typology
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 111
Published: 2016
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tsl.111

Author: Zygmunt Frajzyngier
Author: Erin Shay
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267283 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267283 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267283 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206923 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206923 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206923 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

The main aim of this book is to address a fundamental question in linguistics, namely why languages are similar and why they are different. The study proposes that languages are fundamentally similar when they encode the same meanings in their grammatical systems and that languages are different when they encode different meanings. Even if languages encode the same meaning, they may differ with respect to the formal means used to code those meanings. This approach allows for a typology based on functional domains, subdomains and functions coded in individual languages. The outcome of the study is a unified approach to language theory, linguistic typology, and descriptive linguistics. The argumentation for the hypotheses and the proposed approach is supported by analyses of data from more than a dozen languages, including English, Polish, French, Wandala, Mina, Hdi, and several other Chadic languages. The study is accessible to a wide variety of linguists.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            Hdi (xed)
                            Mina (hna)
                            Polish (pol)
                            Wandala (mfi)

Written In: English (eng)

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