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Structure of Language An Introduction to Grammatical Analysis

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ISBN-10: 0521517869

ISBN-13: 9780521517867

Edition: 2010

Authors: Emma L. Pavey

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List price: $123.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/19/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 424
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Emma L. Pavey is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the Canada Institute of Linguistics at Trinity Western University.

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Notes for instructors and readers
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Language for communication
The structure of language - a preview
The structure of words
What is a word?
Parts of words
How to find morphemes
The function of added morphemes
Morphological processes
Clitics
Exercises
The structure of sentences
Introduction to syntactic structure
Operators
Head-marking constructions
Exercises
The structure of meaning
Predicate classes
Semantic representations and roles
Macroroles
Exercises
Integrating language structure
How semantic roles are syntactically marked
Grammatical relations
Valence-changing constructions
Exercises
The structure of phrases
Noun phrase syntactic structure
Noun phrase operators
Adpositional phrases
Adjuncts
Exercises
Complex structures
Complex construction levels and types
Complex constructions
Serial verb constructions
Syntactic and semantic relations between clauses
Relative clauses
Exercises
The structure of information
Information structure terms and concepts
The morpho-syntactic marking of information structure
Questions and commands
Exercises
Language structure in context
Language, cognition and communication
Typology
Language families
Language, culture and thought
Language change and language contact
Exercises
List of languages
Glossary
Notes
References
Index