Universals in the Categorization of the Lexicon
By (author) Regina Pustet
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Copulas by Regina Pustet
Book DescriptionCopulas (in English, the verb to be) are conventionally defined functionally as a means of relating elements of clause structure, especially subject and complement, and considered to be semantically empty or meaningless.They have received relatively little attention from linguists. Dr Pustet in this extensive cross-linguistic study goes some way towards correcting this neglect. In doing so she takes issue with both accepted definition and description. She presents an analysis of grammatical descriptions of over 160 languages drawn from the language families of the world. She shows that some languages have a single copula, others several, and some none at all. In a series of statistical analyses she seeks to explain why by linking the distribution of copulas to variations in lexical categorization and syntactic structure. She concludes by advancing a comprehensive theory of copularization which she relates to language classification and to theories of language change, notably grammaticalization.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199258505
(241mm x 163mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presents an analysis of grammatical descriptions of over 160 languages drawn from the language families of the world. Here, the author advances a comprehensive theory of copularization, which she relates to language classification and to theories of language change, notably grammaticalization.
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Author Biography - Regina Pustet
Regina Pustet, born in 1963, PhD in General Linguistics in 1991 (Univeristy of Cologne) is currently teaching at hte University of Munich. Her previous research activities focus on various aspects of functional-typological language theory, such as case marking and lexical categorization, and also include descriptive work especially on Native American languages.
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