This specific three-volume survey brings jointly a staff of best students to discover the syntactic and morphological buildings of the world's languages. in actual fact equipped and broad-ranging, it covers issues equivalent to parts-of-speech, passives, complementation, relative clauses, adverbial clauses, inflectional morphology, annoying, element, temper, and diexis. The individuals examine the main ways in which those notions are discovered, and supply informative sketches of them at paintings in quite a number languages. every one quantity is accessibly written and obviously explains every one new notion brought. even if the volumes will be learn independently, jointly they supply an crucial reference paintings for all linguists and fieldworkers attracted to cross-linguistic generalizations. quantity I covers parts-of-speech structures, observe order, the noun word, clause kinds, speech act differences, the passive, and knowledge packaging within the clause.

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