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  • Grammaticalization of the Complex Sentenceby Zygmunt Frajzyngier

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 231.00

    The general objective of the study is systematic examination of the processes involved in the formation and evolution of complex sentence constructions in a group of genetically related languages. The Chadic language group, at about 140 languages, constitutes the largest and most diversified branch of the Afroasiatic family. One of the findings of... more...

  • Current Progress in Chadic Linguisticsby Zygmunt Frajzyngier

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 180.00

    The volume consists of papers prepared for the International Symposium of Chadic Linguistics (Boulder, Colorado, May 1-2, 1987). Although the papers are representative of the current work being done in the field of Chadic linguistics, they also reflect the current and past interests and methodologies of general linguistics. The papers included in the... more...

  • A Grammar of Hdiby Zygmunt Frajzyngier

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 280.00

    The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There... more...

  • A Grammar of Wandalaby Zygmunt Frajzyngier

    De Gruyter Mouton 2012; US$ 252.00

    The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There... more...

  • Explaining Language Structure through Systems Interactionby Zygmunt Frajzyngier; Erin Shay

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 188.00

    This book proposes a framework for describing languages through the description of relationships among lexicon, morphology, syntax, and phonology. The framework is based on the notion of formal coding means; the principle of functional transparency; the notion of functional domains; and the notion of systems interaction in the coding of functional... more...

  • Interaction of Morphology and Syntaxby Zygmunt Frajzyngier; Erin Shay

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00

    The present volume deals with hitherto unexplored issues on the interaction of morphology and syntax. These selected and invited papers mainly concern Cushitic and Chadic languages, the least-described members of the Afroasiatic family. Three papers in the volume explore one or more typological characteristics across an entire language family or branch,... more...

  • Reciprocalsby Zygmunt Frajzyngier; Traci Walker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    The theoretical issues addressed in the present volume are semantic and cognitive properties of reciprocal events, syntactic properties of reciprocals, and the relationship of reciprocals to other grammatical categories. Several papers discuss the history of reciprocal constructions, offering alternative hypotheses regarding the grammaticalization... more...

  • Reflexivesby Zygmunt Frajzyngier; Traci Walker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 180.00

    The importance of reflexive markers in the study of language structure cannot be underestimated: they participate in the coding of the argument structure of a clause; in the coding of semantic relations between arguments and verbs; in the coding of the relationship between arguments; in the coding of aspect; in the coding of point of view; and in the... more...

  • The Afroasiatic Languagesby Zygmunt Frajzyngier; Erin Shay

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 148.00

    The first typological study of Afroasiatic languages. more...

  • The Role of Functions in Syntaxby Zygmunt Frajzyngier; Erin Shay

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 149.00

    The main aim of this book is to address a fundamental question in linguistics, namely why languages are similar and why they are different. The study proposes that languages are fundamentally similar when they encode the same meanings in their grammatical systems and that languages are different when they encode different meanings. Even if languages... more...