Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Lexical Categories by Mark C. Baker

Mark C. Baker investigates the fundamental nature of nouns, verbs, and adjectives. He claims that the various superficial differences found in particular languages have a single underlying source which can be used to provide better definitions of these "parts of speech". The new definitions are supported by data from languages from every continent. Baker's book 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 subject.

Buy Lexical Categories by Mark C. Baker from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521001106
ISBN-10: 0521001102
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 372
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Lexical Categories by Mark C. Baker

Book Reviews - Lexical Categories by Mark C. Baker

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Lexical Categories book by Mark C. Baker and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Mark C. Baker

Mark C. Baker is Professor of Linguistics and Chair of the Department of Linguistics at Rutgers University and a member of the Center for Cognitive Science. He is the author of Incorporation: A Theory of Grammatical Function Changing (1988), The Polysynthesis Parameter (1996), and The Atoms of Language: The Mind's Hidden Rules of Grammar (2001), as well as of numerous articles in journals such as Linguistic Inquiry and Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.

Books By Mark C. Baker

Soul Hypothesis by Mark C. Baker
Paperback, February 2011
$25.19
Syntax of Agreement and Concord by Mark C. Baker
Paperback, February 2008
$72.86
Atoms Of Language by Mark C. Baker
Paperback, September 2002
$28.22
Polysynthesis Parameter by Mark C. Baker
Hardback, September 1995
$216.86