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The Emergence of Functions in Language

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The Emergence of Functions in Language

Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Marielle Butters

Why do grammatical systems of various languages express different meanings? This book offers a methodology to discover meaning in a way that is not based on inferences about reality. Several phenomena, such as benefactive and progressive in English, as well as point of view of the subject and goal orientation in several languages, receive new analyses... Read more

 

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