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Describing morphosyntax : a guide for field linguists

Author: Thomas Edward Payne
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a guide for linguistic fieldworkers who wish to write a description of the morphology and syntax of one of the world's many under-documented languages. It uses examples from many  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Edward Payne
ISBN: 0521582245 9780521582247 0521588057 9780521588058
OCLC Number: 38044501
Description: xvi, 413 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Demographic and ethnographic information --
Morphological typology --
Grammatical categories --
Constituent order typology --
Noun and noun-phrase operations --
Predicate nominals and related constructions --
Grammatical relations --
Voice and valence adjusting operations --
Other verb and verb-phrase operations --
Pregmatically marked structures --
Clause combinations --
Conclusions: the language in use.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Payne.
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