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Introducing language typology

Author: Edith A Moravcsik
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013.
Series: Cambridge introductions to language and linguistics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Language typology identifies similarities and differences between languages of the world. This textbook provides an introduction to the subject which assumes minimal prior knowledge of linguistics.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edith A Moravcsik
ISBN: 9780521152624 0521152623 9780521193405 0521193400
OCLC Number: 812252540
Notes: "Language typology identifies similarities and differences between languages of the world. This textbook provides an introduction to the subject which assumes minimal prior knowledge of linguistics. It offers the broadest coverage of any introductory book, with sections on historical change, language acquisition and language processing. Students will become familiar with the subject by working through numerous examples of cross-linguistic generalizations and diversity in syntax, morphology and phonology as well as vocabulary, writing systems and signed languages. Chapter previews and summaries, key words, a glossary and copious literature references help the reader understand and internalize what they have read, while activities at the end of each chapter reinforce key points"--Provided by publisher.
Erscheint: Dezember 2012.
Contents: 1. What is language typology?; 2. The worlds of words; 3. Assembling words; 4. Dissembling words; 5. The sounds of languages; 6. Language in flux; 7. Explaining crosslinguistic preferences.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to language and linguistics
Responsibility: Edith A. Moravcsik, Professor Emerita of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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