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Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language
Lindsay J. Whaley
Limited preview - 1997
action adjectival adjectives adpositions adverbs analysis animacy appears argue arguments behavior Benefactive category membership causal chain causal structure causation types causative chapter clause coercion Comitative concept construction core criterion dative define definition denoting derivational described direct object directionality discourse function discourse structure discourse-functional discussed distinction endpoint English entity event example expression Figure genitive grammatical relations hierarchy Hopper and Thompson hypothesis inflectional initiator instrumental intransitive inverse oblique John Kinyarwanda Lexical Functional Grammar lexical items lexical semantic linguistic locative main verb major syntactic categories markedness mental metaphor modifier morphology morphosyntactic natural correlation natural language nominal normally nouns and verbs ontology participants phrase possession Possessor pragmatic predicate preposition proposed prototype Quiche reference relationship representation Russian Salishan languages SBJ OBJ semantic classes situation spatial speaker stative subject and object surface case markers syncretism syntactic categories thematic roles typological unmarked valency verbal causal segment verbal semantics voice volitional causation