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Adjective classes : a cross-linguistic typology

Author: Robert M W Dixon; A I︠U︡ Aĭkhenvalʹd
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Explorations in linguistic typology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shows that every language has an adjective class and how such classes vary. Thirteen scholars report original research on languages from North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. The book throws new light on the nature and classification of adjectives and redefines the cross-linguistic parameters of their variation. - ;This book shows that every language has an adjective class  Read more...
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Adjective classes.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)64097279
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M W Dixon; A I︠U︡ Aĭkhenvalʹd
ISBN: 9780191533792 0191533793 9780199203468 0199203466
OCLC Number: 316329574
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: 1 online resource (370 pages).
Contents: Preface; Notes on the Contributors; Abbreviations; 1 ADJECTIVE CLASSES IN TYPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE; 2 INFLECTED AND UNINFLECTED ADJECTIVES IN JAPANESE; 3 THE TWO ADJECTIVE CLASSES IN MANANGE; 4 THE ADJECTIVE CLASS IN TARIANA; 5 ADJECTIVES IN MAM; 6 ADJECTIVES IN PAPANTLA TOTONAC; 7 THE SMALL ADJECTIVE CLASS IN JARAWARA; 8 THE RUSSIAN ADJECTIVE: A PERVASIVE YET ELUSIVE CATEGORY; 9 THE ADJECTIVE CLASS IN KOREAN; 10 IS THERE AN ADJECTIVE CLASS IN WOLOF?; 11 ADJECTIVES IN NORTH-EAST AMBAE; 12 ADJECTIVES IN SEMELAI; 13 ADJECTIVES IN QIANG; 14 ADJECTIVES IN LAO.
Series Title: Explorations in linguistic typology.
Responsibility: edited by R.M.W. Dixon and Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald.

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