Cognitive Foundations of Grammar

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The main function of language is to convey meaning. Therefore, argues Bernd Heine in these pages, the question of why language is structured the way it is must first of all be answered with reference to this function. Linguistic explanations offered in terms of other exponents of language structure (for example, syntax) are likely to highlight peripheral or epi-phenomenal--rather than central--characteristics of language structure. Heine provides a solid introductory treatment of the ways in which language structure (that ...

Cognitive Foundations of Grammar 1997, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195102529

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Cognitive Foundations of Grammar 1997, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195102512

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