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The polysynthesis parameter

Author: Mark C Baker
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Oxford studies in comparative syntax.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This study argues that polysynthetic languages - in which verbs are built up of many parts and where one verb can act as a whole sentence - are more than an accidental collection of morphological  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Polysynthese
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark C Baker
ISBN: 0195093070 9780195093070 0195093089 9780195093087
OCLC Number: 31045692
Description: xix, 556 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Of Parameters and Polysynthesis --
pt. I. Nonconfigurationality. 2. The Position of NPs. 3. The Licensing of NPs. 4. Discontinuous Constituents --
pt. II. Word Structure and Phrase Structure. 5. Agreement and Clause Structure. 6. Agreement and the Structure of NP. 7. Noun Incorporation. 8. Complex Predicates --
pt. III. Nonnominal Categories. 9. Adpositional Phrases. 10. Embedded Clauses. 11. Conclusion: On the Nature of Parameterization.
Series Title: Oxford studies in comparative syntax.
Responsibility: Mark C. Baker.
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Baker's findings regarding Mohawk reflexive verbs are interesting ... this is an important book ... Almost the entire book is very readable. Baker has the ability to communicate the backbone of a Read more...

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