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Explorations in Linguistic Typology

Phonological Word and Grammatical Word

A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Nathan M. (PhD Student, Language and Culture Research Centre, PhD Student, Language and Culture Research Centre, James Cook University) White & R. M. W. (Adjunct Professor and Deputy Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre, Adjunct Professor and Deputy Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre, James Cook University) Dixon & Alexandra Y. (Distinguished Professor and Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre, James Cook University) Aikhenvald

Phonological Word and Grammatical Word

Explorations in Linguistic Typology

Phonological Word and Grammatical Word

A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Explorations in Linguistic Typology: Phonological Word and Grammatical Word

 

This volume examines the concept of 'word' as a phonological unit and as an item with both meaning and grammatical function. The chapters explore how this concept can be applied to a range of typologically diverse languages, from Lao and Hmong in Southeast Asia to Yidiñ in northern Australia and Murui in the Amazonian jungle.


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This volume examines the concept of 'word' in its many guises and across many languages. 'Word' is a cornerstone for the understanding of any language: it is a pronounceable phonological unit; it has a meaning and a morphological structure and syntactic function; and it exists as a dictionary entry and an orthographic item. Speakers also understand 'word' as a psychological reality: they can talk about the meaning of a word and its suitability in certain social
contexts. However, the relationship between the phonological word and grammatical word can be more complex, in that a phonological word can consist of more than one grammatical word, or vice versa. Following an introduction outlining the parameters of variation for phonological word and grammatical word,
the chapters in this volume explore how the concept of 'word' can be applied to languages of diverse typological make-up, from the highly synthetic to highly analytic. The data are drawn from languages of Australia and the Pacific (Fijian, Yalaku, Yidiñ), the Americas (Chamacoco, Murui, Jarawara), Asia (Hmong, Japanese, Lao), and Africa (Makary Kotoko), with a final chapter that investigates the properties of 'word' from a cross-linguistic perspective. The volume advances our understanding
of what constitutes a word, and will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of typology, linguistic anthropology, phonology, and grammar.


ISBN
9780198865681
Pagina's
328
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Serie
Explorations in Linguistic Typology
NUR
610
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
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OUP Oxford

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