Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Functional Categories by Pieter Muysken

In every language there are descriptive lexical elements, such as evening and whisper, as well as grammatical elements, such as the and -ing. The distinction between these two elements has proven useful in a number of domains, but what is covered by the terms, lexical and grammatical, and the basis on which the distinction is made, appear to vary according to the domain involved. This book analyses the grammatical elements ('functional categories') in language, a topic that has drawn considerable attention in linguistics, but has never been approached from an integrated, cross-disciplinary perspective. Muysken considers functional categories from the perspective of grammar, language history, language contact and psychology (including child language and aphasia). Empirically based, the book examines the available converging evidence from these various disciplines, and draws on comparative data from a wide range of different languages.

Buy Functional Categories by Pieter Muysken from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521853859
ISBN-10: 0521853850
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Functional Categories by Pieter Muysken

Book Reviews - Functional Categories by Pieter Muysken

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Functional Categories book by Pieter Muysken 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 - Pieter Muysken

PIETER MUYSKEN is Professor of Linguistics at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Books By Pieter Muysken

Native Languages of South America by Pieter Muysken
Hardback, February 2014
$144.00
Functional Categories by Pieter Muysken
Paperback, May 2008
$94.50
Bilingual Speech by Pieter Muysken
Paperback, September 2005
$57.56
One Speaker, Two Languages by Pieter Muysken
Paperback, August 1995
$99.00