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Variation in Classifier Languages

Li Julie Jiang

in Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190084165
eISBN:
9780190084202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084165.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 5 develops a uniform account of bare nominal arguments (i.e., bare numeral classifier phrases, bare classifier phrases, bare nouns) in classifier languages. It achieves that by extending the ... More


Introduction

Li Julie Jiang

in Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190084165
eISBN:
9780190084202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084165.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter offers a brief introduction to the book. It provides general criteria for the definition of a “classifier language” and offers an overview of the properties along which classifier ... More


A Classifier Language with D: Nuosu Yi

Li Julie Jiang

in Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190084165
eISBN:
9780190084202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084165.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 4 analyzes argument formation in Nuosu Yi, a language that is typologically unusual in having classifiers as well as a definite determiner. Also unusual is the fact that its demonstratives do ... More


Conclusion

Li Julie Jiang

in Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190084165
eISBN:
9780190084202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084165.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 7 summarizes the major claims of this work and offers avenues for future research. The five claims are (i) bare numeral containing phrases have identical D-less structures in classifier and ... More


Implications on Nominal Argument Formation in General: Language Universals, Variation, and Typology of Nominal Arguments

Li Julie Jiang

in Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190084165
eISBN:
9780190084202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084165.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 6 discusses the relationship between argument formation in classifier languages and argument formation more generally. It begins with a discussion on the variable and uniform properties ... More


Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

Li Julie Jiang

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190084165
eISBN:
9780190084202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084165.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates nominal arguments in classifier languages. A long-held claim is that classifier languages do not have overt article determiners (D). This book, however, brings to the forefront ... More


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