Autor: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
ISBN-13: 9780199683222
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 380
Format: 233x156x25 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Art of Grammar

A Practical Guide
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This book introduces the principles and practice of writing a comprehensive reference grammar. It describes the means of collecting, analysing, and organizing data, and discusses the typological parameters that can be used to explore relationships with other languages.
1 Introduction: To write a grammar; 2 A language and its setting; 3 Basics; 4 Sounds and their functions; 5 Word classes; 6 Nouns; 7 Verbs; 8 Adjectives and adverbs; 9 Closed classes; 10 Who does what to whom: grammatical relations; 11 Clause and sentence types; 12 Clause linking and complex clauses; 13 Language in context; 14 Why is a language the way it is?; 15 How to create a grammar and how to read one; Glossary; References
This book introduces the principles and practice of writing a comprehensive reference grammar. It describes the means of collecting, analysing, and organizing data, and discusses the typological parameters that can be used to explore relationships with other languages.
Autor: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald is Distinguished Professor, Australian Laureate Fellow, and Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre at James Cook University. She is a major authority on languages of the Arawak family, from northern Amazonia, and has written grammars of Bare (1995) and Warekena (1998), plus A Grammar of Tariana, from Northwest Amazonia (Cambridge University Press, 2003), in addition to essays on various typological and areal features of South American languages. Her other major publications, with OUP, include Language Contact in Amazonia (2002), Evidentiality (2004), The Manambu Language of East Sepik, Papua New Guinea, (2008), Imperatives and Commands (2010), and Languages of the Amazon (2012).

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Autor: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
ISBN-13:: 9780199683222
ISBN: 0199683220
Erscheinungsjahr: 27.11.2014
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Gewicht: 628g
Seiten: 380
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 233x156x25 mm