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Functional Categories

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ISBN-10: 0521853850

ISBN-13: 9780521853859

Edition: 2008

Authors: Pieter Muysken

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In every language there are descriptive lexical elements, such as evening and whisper, as well as grammatical elements, such as the and -ing. The distinction between these two elements has proven useful in a number of domains, but what is covered by the terms, lexical and grammatical, and the basis on which the distinction is made, appear to vary according to the domain involved. This book analyses the grammatical elements (functional categories) in language, a topic that has drawn considerable attention in linguistics, but has never been approached from an integrated, cross-disciplinary perspective. Muysken considers functional categories from the perspective of grammar, language history,…    
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Book details

List price: $73.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/22/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.22" wide x 9.25" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

Pieter Muysken is Professor of Linguistics at Radboud University Nijmegen, after previously teaching at the universities of Amsterdam and Leiden. His specialism is language contact and he does research in the Andes, the Caribbean and the Netherlands.

Functional categories and language typology
Lexical, morphological and phonological dimensions of functional categories
Semantics and pragmatics
Theoretical syntax: the generative tradition
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic reconstruction
Speech production
Language development
Agrammatic aphasia and Specific Language Impairment
Language attrition and death
Language Contact and Bilingual Speech
Sign languages
Code-switching and code-mixing
Lexical borrowing
Pidgin and creole genesis
Mixed languages
Foreigner Talk
Towards a modular and multi-dimensional perspective