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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Brown, DPUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Chumakina, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Corbett, GGUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/745800

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