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Almost all languages have some ways of categorizing nouns. Languages of South-East Asia have classifiers used with numerals, while most Indo-European languages have two or three genders. They can have a similar meaning and one can develop from the other. This book provides a comprehensive and original analysis of noun categorization devices all over the world. It will interest typologists, those working in the fields of morphosyntactic variation and lexical semantics, as well as anthropologists and all other scholars interested in the mechanisms of human cognition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199264667
ISBN-10: 019926466X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Pages: 564
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Alexandra Aikhenvald is Professor of Linguistics and Deputy Director of the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology at La Trobe University. She was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR 1980-89, and Professor of Linguistics at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, until 1994

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