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Title: Word
Subtitle: A Cross-linguistic Typology
Edited By: R. M. W. Dixon
Chia-jung Pan
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521818990
Description:

A distinguished international group of scholars analyze the concept of
"word" and its applicability in a range of typologically diverse languages.
The languages include Amazonian, Australian Aboriginal, Eskimo, Native
North American, West African, Balkan, Caucasian and Indo-Pakistani Sign
Language. They exhibit a great range of phonological, morphological and
grammatical characteristics, enabling the contributors to refine the
definition of a "word" against this broad linguistic landscape. The book is
of interest to scholars of linguistic typology and of morphology.

Contributors:

R.M.W. Dixon, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Anthony C. Woodbury, John
Henderson, Ulrike Zeshan, Robert Rankin, John Boyle, Randolph Graczyk,
John Koontz, Knut J. Olawksy, Alice C. Harris; Brian Joseph, P.H. Matthews

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521818990
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 304
Prices: U.S. $ 60
U.K. £ 45