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This book investigates in detail the grammar of polysynthetic languages--those with very complex verbal morphology. Baker argues that polysynthesis is more than an accidental collection of morphological processes; rather, it is a systematic way of representing predicate-argument relationships that is parallel to but distinct from the system used in languages like English. Having repercussions for many areas of syntax and related aspects of morphology and semantics, this argument results in a comprehensive picture of the grammar of polysynthetic languages. Baker draws on examples from Mohawk and certain languages of the American Southwest, Mesoamerica, Australia, and Siberia.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780195093070
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Height: 238 mm
  • No of Pages: 576
  • Series Title: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax
  • Weight: 1099 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0195093070
  • Publisher Date: 04 Jan 1996
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 42 mm
  • Width: 162 mm


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