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Canonical Morphology and Syntax - Brown, Dunstan (Editor), and Chumakina, Marina (Editor), and Corbett, Greville G. (Editor)
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This is the first book to present Canonical Typology, a framework for comparing constructions and categories across languages. The canonical method takes the criteria used to define particular categories or phenomena (eg negation, finiteness, possession) to create a multidimensional space in which language-specific instances can be placed. In this way, the issue of fit becomes a matter of greater or lesser proximity to a canonical ideal. Drawing on the expertise of world class scholars in the field, the book addresses the ...

Canonical Morphology and Syntax 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199604326