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Adjective Classes

Author : R.M.W. Dixon  |  Pub Date : 2004-09-16  |  Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199270934
ISBN 13 : 0199270937

This book shows that every language has an adjective class and how such classes vary. Thirteen scholars report original research on languages from North, Central and South America,..


A Semantic Approach To English Grammar

Author : R. M. W. Dixon  |  Pub Date : 2005-06-30  |  Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199283071
ISBN 13 : 0199283079

This book shows how grammar helps people communicate and looks at the ways grammar and meaning interrelate. The author starts from the notion that a speaker codes a meaning into gr..


Perspectives On Classifier Constructions In Sign Languages

Author : Karen Emmorey  |  Pub Date : 2003-04-02  |  Publisher : Psychology Press

ISBN 10 : 9781135632960
ISBN 13 : 1135632960

Classifier constructions are universal to sign languages and exhibit unique properties that arise from the nature of the visual-gestural modality. The major goals are to bring to l..


Types Of Variation

Author : Terttu Nevalainen  |  Pub Date : 2006-06-01  |  Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9789027293596
ISBN 13 : 9027293597

This volume interfaces three fields of linguistics rarely discussed in the same context. Its underlying theme is linguistic variation, and the ways in which historical linguists an..