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Author Aĭkhenvalʹd, A. I︠U︡. (Aleksandra I︠U︡rʹevna)

Title Classifiers : a typology of noun categorization devices / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald.

Imprint Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.

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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 535 pages) : maps.
Series Oxford studies in typology and linguistic theory
Oxford linguistics
Oxford studies in typology and linguistic theory.
Oxford linguistics.
Note Second series statement from jacket.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 452-487) and indexes.
Contents Noun class and gender systems -- Noun classifiers -- Numeral classifiers -- Classifiers in possessive constructions -- Verbal classifiers -- Locative and deictic classifiers -- Different classifier types in one language -- Multiple classifier languages -- Classifiers and other grammatical categories -- Semantics of noun categorization devices -- Semantic organization and functions of noun categorization -- Origin and development of noun categorization devices -- Noun categorization devices in language acquisition and dissolution -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1: Noun categorization by means other than classifiers -- Appendix 2: From nouns to classifiers : further examples of semantic change -- Appendix 3: Fieldworker's guide to classifier languages -- List of languages -- List of language families, linguistic areas, and proto-languages.
Summary This text offers a cross-linguistic account of classifiers. Its range of exemplification includes major and minor languages from every continent and several of the examples are from the author's own fieldwork.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Classifiers (Linguistics)
Categorization (Linguistics)
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Noun.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Typology of noun categorization devices
Noun categorization devices
Other Form: Print version: Aĭkhenvalʹd, A. I︠U︡. (Aleksandra I︠U︡rʹevna). Classifiers. Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000 019823886X (OCoLC)42911944
ISBN 0585483388 (electronic bk.)
9780585483382 (electronic bk.)
019823886X (Cloth)