The Essence of Linguistic Analysis

Dixon, R.M.W (2021) The Essence of Linguistic Analysis. Brill Research Perspectives in Humanities and Social Sciences . Brill, Leiden, the Netherlands.

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Abstract

Many works on linguistic typology deal in some detail with one or more particular grammatical topics without clearly demonstrating how these relate to other categories or construction types. The Essence of Linguistic Analysis by R. M. W. Dixon presents a framework which connects individual topics in a cogent and coherent way, showing their dependencies and locating each in its place within the overall tapestry of a language. A clear distinction is made between semantic roles and syntactic functions. And it is held that the basic constituents of a language are lexical elements. Grammatical items serve to link together lexical units. At every level of analysis, the central units are lexical with grammar providing ancillary indicators

Item ID: 65974
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-90-04-44650-2
ISSN: 2667-0682
Keywords: linguistic typology, semantic roles, syntactic functions
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2022 00:25
FoR Codes: 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4704 Linguistics > 470409 Linguistic structures (incl. phonology, morphology and syntax) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280116 Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture @ 100%
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