In their subject matter and in their theoretical orientation all the papers in this volume reflect the powerful influence of T. GivA³n. Most of them deal with questions of morphosyntactic typology, pragmatics, and grammaticalization theory. Many of them are directly based on extensive fieldwork on local languages of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Others are based on statistical analyses of extensive written and spoken corpora of texts.One structural interpretation of (19) renders the third person pronoun, qi, in a nominative role, and the following reading is ... there are other examples like (19) which render a nominative interpretation of the third person pronoun qi much moreanbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays on Language Function and Language Type|
|Author||:||Joan L. Bybee, John Haiman, Sandra A. Thompson|
|Publisher||:||John Benjamins Publishing - 1997-01-01|