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Title: Essays on Language Function and Language Type
Edited By: Joan L. Bybee
Sandra A. Thompson
John Haiman
Description:

In their subject matter and in their theoretical orientation all the papers in this volume reflect the powerful influence of T. Givon. Most of them deal with questions of morphosyntactic typology, pragmatics, and grammaticalization theory. Many of them are directly based on extensive fieldwork on local languages of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Others are based on statistical analyses of extensive written and spoken corpora of texts.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556195222
ISBN-13: 9781556195228
Pages: 480
Prices: U.S. $ 189
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027221685
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Pages: 480
Prices: Hfl. 195