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A typology of purpose clauses

Author: Karsten Schmidtke-Bode
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2009.
Series: Typological studies in language, v. 88.
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This book presents the first comprehensive typology of purpose clause constructions in the world's languages. Based on a stratified variety sample of 80 languages, it uncovers the unity and diversity of the morphosyntactic means by which purposive relations are coded, and discusses the status of purpose clauses in the syntactic and conceptual space of complex sentences. Explanations for significantly recurrent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Schmidtke-Bode, Karsten.
Typology of purpose clauses.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2009
(DLC) 2009028110
(OCoLC)424333890
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karsten Schmidtke-Bode
ISBN: 9789027288981 9027288984 9789027206695 9027206694
OCLC Number: 527853560
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 229 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Abbreviations and notational conventions --
Aims and scope of the book --
Theoretical and methodological foundations --
The grammar of purpose : documentation and explanation --
Purpose clauses in the syntactic and conceptual space of complex sentences --
Conclusion and outlook --
References.
Series Title: Typological studies in language, v. 88.
Responsibility: Karsten Schmidtke-Bode.

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Presents the comprehensive typology of purpose clause constructions. Based on a stratified variety sample of 80 languages, this title uncovers the unity and diversity of the morphosyntactic means by  Read more...

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