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Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation : In honor of Scott DeLancey.

Author: Tim Thornes
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013.
Series: Typological studies in language, v. 103.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All branches of Eastern Nilotic have directionals. The Maa (Maasai) away morpheme has a range of functions, including motion away, direction away, distributive action or situation, continuous aspect, a possible plurality function, an applicative-like function, and with some verbs a valence decreasing function. With some other verbs, away is simply lexicalized as part of the stem. The story of away is coherent once  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Thornes
ISBN: 1299736122 9781299736122 9789027271976 9027271976
OCLC Number: 853239127
Description: 1 online resource (1 online resource).
Contents: pt. 1. Typological studies --
pt. 2. Contributions to historical linguistics --
pt. 3. TAME and case alignment --
pt. 4. Multi-clause constructions --
pt. 5. Functional motivation and extension.
Series Title: Typological studies in language, v. 103.

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Focuses on two major geographical areas - southeast Asia and northwestern North America. This title includes papers that appeal, in one way or another, to functional-historical approaches to  Read more...
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