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Lexical categories : verbs, nouns, and adjectives / / Mark C. Baker [[electronic resource]]

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Autore: Baker Mark C. Visualizza persona
Titolo: Lexical categories : verbs, nouns, and adjectives / / Mark C. Baker [[electronic resource]] Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Cambridge : , : Cambridge University Press, , 2003
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (xvi, 353 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Disciplina: 415
Soggetto topico: Parts of speech
Grammar, Comparative and general - Noun
Grammar, Comparative and general - Verb
Grammar, Comparative and general - Adjective
Grammar, Comparative and general - Grammatical categories
Note generali: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references (p. 326-338) and index.
Nota di contenuto: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1 The problem of the lexical categories; 2 Verbs as licensers of subjects; 3 Nouns as bearers of a referential index; 4 Adjectives as neither nouns nor verbs; 5 Lexical categories and the nature of the grammar; Appendix Adpositions as functional categories; References; Index
Sommario/riassunto: For decades, generative linguistics has said little about the differences between verbs, nouns, and adjectives. This book seeks to fill this theoretical gap by presenting simple and substantive syntactic definitions of these three lexical categories. Mark C. Baker claims that the various superficial differences found in particular languages have a single underlying source which can be used to give better characterizations of these 'parts of speech'. These definitions are supported by data from languages from every continent, including English, Italian, Japanese, Edo, Mohawk, Chichewa, Quechua, Choctaw, Nahuatl, Mapuche, and several Austronesian and Australian languages. Baker argues for a formal, syntax-oriented, and universal approach to the parts of speech, as opposed to the functionalist, semantic, and relativist approaches that have dominated the few previous works on this subject. This book will be welcomed by researchers and students of linguistics and by related cognitive scientists of language.
Titolo autorizzato: Lexical categories  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-107-13123-5
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910528990203321
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Serie: Cambridge studies in linguistics ; ; 102.