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Describing Morphosyntax


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Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Demographic and ethnographic information; 2. Morphological typology; 3. Grammatical categories; 4. Constituent order typology; 5. Noun and noun-phrase operations; 6. Predicate nominals and related constructions; 7. Grammatical relations; 8. Voice and valence adjusting operations; 9. Other verb and veb-phrase operations; 10. Pragmatically marked structures; 11. Clause combinations; 12. Conclusions: the language in use; Appendices; References; Index of languages, language families, and language areas; Subject index.

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This book is a guide for linguistic fieldworkers who wish to write a description of the morphology and syntax of one of the world's many under-documented languages.


"...a comprehensive field researcher's guide to the description of undocumented & near extinct languages." T. Rosenberg, LLBA "I would rate this book highly as an important part of a practical strategy for writing the description of the morphosyntax of a field language." Austin Hale, Notes on Linguistics "...Describing Morphosyntax is an excellent guide not only for field linguists but also for all linguists who are interested in fascinating aspects of grammar." Word

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