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The Resource Catching language : the standing challenge of grammar writing, edited by Felix K. Ameka, Alan Dench, Nicholas Evans

Catching language : the standing challenge of grammar writing, edited by Felix K. Ameka, Alan Dench, Nicholas Evans

Label
Catching language : the standing challenge of grammar writing
Title
Catching language
Title remainder
the standing challenge of grammar writing
Statement of responsibility
edited by Felix K. Ameka, Alan Dench, Nicholas Evans
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first book to focus on the problem of writing grammars of little-known languages, a task of major urgency as linguists face the challenge of documenting the many endangered languages around the world. The chapters, all written by distinguished specialists, address the many questions the author of a reference grammar must tackle as they destil the regularities of a whole language into a single integrated volume
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
808/.066418
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P53.412
LC item number
.C38 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ameka, Felix K
  • Dench, Alan Charles
  • Evans, Nicholas
Series statement
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs
Series volume
167
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Grammatica's
Label
Catching language : the standing challenge of grammar writing, edited by Felix K. Ameka, Alan Dench, Nicholas Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Catching language / Nicholas Evans and Alan Dench -- Grammaticography: The art and craft of writing grammars / Ulrike Mosel -- Real descriptions: Reflections on native speaker and non-native speaker descriptions of a language / Felix K. Ameka -- Realizing Humboldt's dream: Cross-linguistic grammatography as data-base creation / Dietmar Zaefferer -- The organization of reference grammars: A typologist user's point of view / Sonia Cristofaro -- Calculus of Possibilities as a Technique in Linguistic Typology / Igor Mel'cuk -- Descriptive theories, explanatory theories, and Basic Linguistic Theory / Matthew S. Dryer -- Let the language tell its story? The role of linguistic theory in writing grammars / Keren Rice -- On describing word order / Randy LaPolla and Dory Poa -- Heterosemy and the grammar-lexicon trade-off / N.J. Enfield -- Field semantics and grammar-writing: Stimuli-based techniques and the study of locative verbs / Birgit Hellwig -- Taking a closer look at function verbs: Lexicon, grammar, or both?/ Eva Schultze-Berndt -- Converbs in an African perspective / Azeb Amha and Gerrit J. Dimmendaal -- From Eurocentrism to Sinocentrism: the case of disposal constructions in Sinitic languages / Hilary Chappell -- How to miss a paradigm or two: Multifunctional ma in Tagalog / Nikolaus P. Himmelmann -- The interplay of synchronic and diachronic discovery in Siouan grammar-writing / Robert L. Rankin -- The historical and cultural dimensions in grammar formation: The case of Modern Greek / Brian D. Joseph -- Polylectal grammar and Royal Thai / Tony Diller -- Writing culture in grammar in the Americanist tradition / Jane H. Hill
Control code
290492539
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 662 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110197693
Lccn
2006022868
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)290492539
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Catching language : the standing challenge of grammar writing, edited by Felix K. Ameka, Alan Dench, Nicholas Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Catching language / Nicholas Evans and Alan Dench -- Grammaticography: The art and craft of writing grammars / Ulrike Mosel -- Real descriptions: Reflections on native speaker and non-native speaker descriptions of a language / Felix K. Ameka -- Realizing Humboldt's dream: Cross-linguistic grammatography as data-base creation / Dietmar Zaefferer -- The organization of reference grammars: A typologist user's point of view / Sonia Cristofaro -- Calculus of Possibilities as a Technique in Linguistic Typology / Igor Mel'cuk -- Descriptive theories, explanatory theories, and Basic Linguistic Theory / Matthew S. Dryer -- Let the language tell its story? The role of linguistic theory in writing grammars / Keren Rice -- On describing word order / Randy LaPolla and Dory Poa -- Heterosemy and the grammar-lexicon trade-off / N.J. Enfield -- Field semantics and grammar-writing: Stimuli-based techniques and the study of locative verbs / Birgit Hellwig -- Taking a closer look at function verbs: Lexicon, grammar, or both?/ Eva Schultze-Berndt -- Converbs in an African perspective / Azeb Amha and Gerrit J. Dimmendaal -- From Eurocentrism to Sinocentrism: the case of disposal constructions in Sinitic languages / Hilary Chappell -- How to miss a paradigm or two: Multifunctional ma in Tagalog / Nikolaus P. Himmelmann -- The interplay of synchronic and diachronic discovery in Siouan grammar-writing / Robert L. Rankin -- The historical and cultural dimensions in grammar formation: The case of Modern Greek / Brian D. Joseph -- Polylectal grammar and Royal Thai / Tony Diller -- Writing culture in grammar in the Americanist tradition / Jane H. Hill
Control code
290492539
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 662 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110197693
Lccn
2006022868
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)290492539
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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