Canonical Morphology and Syntax
Brown, DP, Chumakina, M and Corbett, GG (2012) Canonical Morphology and Syntax Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199604320
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This is the first book to present Canonical Typology, a framework for comparing constructions and categories across languages. The canonical method takes the criteria used to define particular categories or phenomena (eg negation, finiteness, possession) to create a multidimensional space in which language-specific instances can be placed. In this way, the issue of fit becomes a matter of greater or lesser proximity to a canonical ideal. Drawing on the expertise of world class scholars in the field, the book addresses the issue of cross-linguistic comparability, illustrates the range of areas - from morphosyntactic features to reported speech - to which linguists are currently applying this methodology, and explores to what degree the approach succeeds in discovering the elusive canon of linguistic phenomena.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group|
|Date :||8 November 2012|
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|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||14 Feb 2013 13:10|
|Last Modified :||09 Jun 2014 13:32|
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