By Viveka Velupillai

This transparent and obtainable advent to linguistic typology covers all linguistic domain names from phonology and morphology over parts-of-speech, the NP and the vice chairman, to easy and complicated clauses, pragmatics and language swap. there's additionally a dialogue on methodological matters in typology. This textbook is the 1st advent that continuously applies the findings of the World Atlas of Language Structures, systematically contains pidgin and creole languages and devotes a piece to signal languages in every one bankruptcy. All chapters include a variety of illustrative examples and particular function maps. key terms and routines support assessment the most issues of every bankruptcy. Appendices offer macro information for all of the languages mentioned within the booklet in addition to an inventory of websites of typological curiosity. an intensive thesaurus offers at-a-glance definitions of the phrases utilized in the publication. This advent is designed for college kids of classes with a spotlight on language range and typology, in addition to typologically-oriented classes in morphology and syntax. The publication also will function a advisor for box linguists.

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