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Title Catching language : the standing challenge of grammar writing / edited by Felix K. Ameka, Alan Dench, Nicholas Evans.

Published Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter, [2006]
©2006

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 UniM Bail  808.066418 CATC    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 662 pages : 1 map ; 25 cm.
Series Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs, 1861-4302 ; 167.
Trends in linguistics.. Studies and monographs ; 167.
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; 167.
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs. 1861-4302 ; 167.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction: Catching language / Nicholas Evans, Alan Dench 1 -- Grammaticography: The art and craft of writing grammars / Ulrike Mosel 41 -- Real descriptions: Reflections on native speaker and non-native speaker descriptions of a language / Felix K. Ameka 69 -- Realizing Humboldt's dream: Cross-linguistic grammatography as data-base creation / Dietmar Zaefferer 113 -- Organization of reference grammars: A typologist user's point of view / Sonia Cristofaro 137 -- Calculus of possibilities as a technique in linguistic typology / Igor Mel 'cuk 171 -- Descriptive theories, explanatory theories, and Basic Linguistic Theory / Matthew S. Dryer 207 -- Let the language tell its story? The role of linguistic theory in writing grammars / Keren Rice 235 -- On describing word order / Randy LaPolla, Dory Poa 269 -- Heterosemy and the grammar-lexicon trade-off / N. J. Enfield 297 -- Field semantics and grammar-writing: Stimuli-based techniques and the study of locative verbs / Birgit Hellwig 321 -- Taking a closer look at function verbs: Lexicon, grammar, or both? / Eva Schultze-Berndt 359 -- Converbs in an African perspective / Azeb Amha, Gerrit J. Dimmendaal 393 -- From Eurocentrism to Sinocentrism: The case of disposal constractions in Sinitic languages / Hilary Chappell 441 -- How to miss a paradigm or two: Multifunctional ma- in Tagalog / Nikolaus P. Himmelmann 487 -- Interplay of synchronic and diachronic discovery in Siouan grammar-writing / Robert L. Rankin 527 -- Historical and cultural dimensions in grammar formation: The case of Modern Greek / Brian D. Joseph 549 -- Polylectal grammar and Royal Thai / Tony Diller 565 -- Writing culture in grammar in the Americanist tradition / Jane H. Hill 609 -- Language index 643.
Other author Ameka, Felix K.
Dench, Alan Charles.
Evans, Nicholas, 1956-
Subject Language and languages -- Grammars -- Authorship.
ISBN 9783110186031
3110186039 (hbk.)