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Classifiers : a typology of noun categorization devices

Author: Alexandra Y Aikhenvald
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2000.
Series: Oxford studies in typology and linguistic theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A cross-linguistic account of noun categorization devices all over the world. The work combines original research with innovative analysis. It will interest typologists, those working in the fields  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Y Aikhenvald
ISBN: 019823886X 9780198238867
OCLC Number: 247079768
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [452] - 487.
Description: XXVI, 535 Seiten : Diagramme, Karten ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: Preliminaries; Chapter 2: Noun Class and Gender Systems; Chapter 3: Noun Classifiers; Chapter 4: Numeral Classifiers; Chapter 5: Classifiers in Possessive Constructions; Chapter 6: Verbal Classifiers; Chapter 7: Locative and Deictic Classifiers; Chapter 8: Different Classifier Types in One Language; Chapter 9: Multiple Classifier Languages; Chapter 10: Classifiers and Other Grammatical Categories; Chapter 11: Semantics of Noun Categorization Devices; Chapter 12: Semantic Organization and Functions of Noun Categorization; Chapter 13: Origin and Development of Noun Categorization Devices; Chapter 14: Noun Categorization Devices in Language Acquisition and Dissolution; Chapter 15: Conclusions; Appendix 1: Noun Categorization by Means Other than Classifiers; Appendix 2: From Nouns to Classifiers: Further Examples of Semantic Change; Appendix 3: Fieldworker's Guide to Classifier Languages
Series Title: Oxford studies in typology and linguistic theory.
Responsibility: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald.

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