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- DescriptionUsing data from a variety of languages such as Blackfoot, Halkomelem, and Upper Austrian German, this book explores a range of grammatical categories and constructions, including tense, aspect, subjunctive, case and demonstratives. It presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative tions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology. In essence, this new theory shows that language-specific categories are built from a small set of universal categories and language-specific units of language. Throughout the book the Universal Spine Hypothesis is compared to two alternative theories - the Universal Base Hypothesis and the No Base Hypothesis. This valuable addition to the field will be welcomed by graduate students and researchers in linguistics.
- Author BiographyMartina Wiltschko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia.
- Author(s)Martina Wiltschko
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication24/07/2014
- Series TitleCambridge Studies in Linguistics
- Series Part/Volume Number142
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note20 b/w illus. 47 tables
- Weight670 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine22 mm
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