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Word A Cross-Linguistic Typology

ISBN-10: 052104605X

ISBN-13: 9780521046053

Edition: 2007

Authors: R. M. W. Dixon, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

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In some languages words tend to be rather short, but in others they may be dauntingly long. In this text, an international group of scholars discuss the concept 'word' and its applicability in a range of typologically diverse languages.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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List of contributors
Preface
List of abbreviations
Word: a typological framework
Typological parameters for the study of clitics, with special reference to Tariana
The word in Cup'ik
The word in Eastern/Central
The eclectic morphology of Jarawara, and the status of word
Towards a notion of 'word' in sign languages
Synchronic and diachronic perspective on 'word' in Siouan
What is a word in Dagbani
The word in Georgian
The word in Modern
What can we conclude?
Index of authors
Index of languages and language families
Index of subjects