The three volumes of Language Typology and Syntactic Description offer a unique survey of syntactic and morphological structure in the languages of the world. Topics covered include parts of speech; passives; complementation; relative clauses; adverbial clauses; inflectional morphology; tense, aspect and mood; and deixis. The major ways these notions are realized in the languages of the world are explored, and the contributors provide brief sketches of relevant aspects of representative languages. Each volume is written in an accessible style with new concepts explained and exemplified as they are introduced. Although each volume can be read independently, together they provide a major work of reference that will serve as a manual for field workers and anyone interested in cross-linguistic generalizations.This example shows the dubitative -/ in the last word (and the dubitative particle nayas, which always co-occurs with the dubitative verbal affix) ... A particularly interesting way of expressing doubt is the a#39;non- affirmative modea#39; of Blackfoot, which when used alone expresses ... Emphasis or insistence is clearly not expressed by a genuine sentence type in the many languages that have emphatic affixes oranbsp;...
|Title||:||Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 1, Clause Structure|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 1985-07-25|