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Language Universals and Linguistic Typology: Syntax and Morphology

by Bernard Comrie

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  1. Describing Morphosyntax: A Guide for Field Linguists by Thomas E. Payne (1997)
  2. Aspect: An Introduction to the Study of Verbal Aspect and Related Problems (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) by Bernard Comrie (1976)
  3. The Sounds of the World's Languages (Phonological Theory) by Peter Ladefoged (1996)
  4. Universals of Language : Report of a Conference Held at Dobbs Ferry, New York, April 13-15, 1961 (Second Edition) by Joseph H. Greenberg (1966)
  5. Phonology in Generative Grammar (Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics) by Michael J. Kenstowicz (1994)
  1. The Atoms of Language: The Mind's Hidden Rules of Grammar by Mark C. Baker (2001)
  2. The World's Major Languages by Bernard Comrie (1987)
  3. Language by Leonard Bloomfield (1935)
  4. Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 14-Volume Set, Volume 1-14, Second Edition by Keith Brown (2006)
  5. Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume III, Grammatical Categories and the Lexicon by Timothy Shopen (1985)

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Since its first publication, Language Universals and Linguistic Typology has become established as the leading introductory account of one of the most productive areas of linguistics—the analysis, comparison, and classification of the common features and forms of the organization of languages. Adopting an approach to the subject pioneered by Greenberg and others, Bernard Comrie is particularly concerned with syntactico-semantic universals, devoting chapters to word order, case making, relative clauses, and causative constructions. His book is informed throughout by the conviction that an exemplary account of universal properties of human language cannot restrict itself to purely formal aspects, nor focus on analysis of a single language. Rather, it must also consider language use, relate formal properties to testable claims about cognition and cognitive development, and treat data from a wide range of languages. This second edition has been revised and updated to take full account of new research in universals and typology in the past decade, and more generally to consider how the approach advocated here relates to recent advances in generative grammatical theory.

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