Linguistic Diversity and Language TheorieseBook - 2005
From the refinement of general methodology, to new insights of synchronic and diachronic universals, to studies of specific phenomena, this collection demonstrates the crucial role that language data play in the evolution of useful, accurate linguistic theories. Issues addressed include the determination of meaning in typological studies; a refined understanding of diachronic processes by including intentional, social, statistical, and level-determined phenomena; the reconsideration of categories such as sentence, evidential or adposition, and structures such as compounds or polysynthesis; th.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, PA : J. Benjamins Pub., ©2005.
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource (xi, 430 pages) : illustrations.