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The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald


Linguistics is the science of language, similar to how mathematics is the science of numbers. A reference grammar is a scientific enterprise. It brings together a coherent treatment of each language as a system where everything fits together, within the cultural, and historical, context of the language. This book introduces the principles and practice of writing a comprehensive reference grammar. The aim of this book is to offer a guide for creating a reference grammar based on empirical facts and combining description, interpretation, and analysis, spanning phonology, morphology, syntax, disc ... More

Keywords: reference grammar, grammar, morphology, phonology, syntax, discourse, semantics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199683215
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, author
Distinguished Professor and Director the Language and Culture Research Centre, James Cook University