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Language at Large: Essays on Syntax and Semantics A. Iu Aikhenvald

Language at Large: Essays on Syntax and Semantics

A. Iu Aikhenvald

Published July 27th 2011
ISBN : 9789004206076
Hardcover
606 pages
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The volume brings together important essays on syntax and semantics by Aikhenvald and Dixon, highlighting their expertise in various fields of linguistics. The first part focusses on linguistic typology, covering case markers used on verbs,MoreThe volume brings together important essays on syntax and semantics by Aikhenvald and Dixon, highlighting their expertise in various fields of linguistics. The first part focusses on linguistic typology, covering case markers used on verbs, argument-determined constructions, unusual meanings of causatives, the semantic basis for a typology, word-class-changing derivations, speech reports and semi-direct speech. The second part concentrates on documentation and analysis of previously undescribed languages, from South America and Indigenous Australia. The third part addresses a variety of issues in grammar and lexicography of English. This includes pronouns with transferred reference, comparative constructions, features of the noun phrase, and the discussion of twice. The treatment of Australian Aboriginal words in dictionaries is discussed in the final chapter.