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A semantic analysis of associative plurals
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Within this framework, associative plurals are characterized as ranked group plurals that form a single paradigm with first and second person plural pronouns and inclusory (=sylleptic) constructions, all of which are shown to be governed by similar preferences regarding the semantic composition of the group. Expand
Implicational Universals and Interrogative Structures in the Interlanguage of ESL Learners
The validity of two implicational universals regarding constituent order in questions is tested in the English speech of 14 native speakers of Japanese, Korean, and Turkish. The interlanguageExpand
On the distribution of ergative and accusative patterns
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It is argued that just like ergative languages have both ergative and accusative patterns, accusative languages, too, have patterns of both major types. Expand
Parts of speech: A challenge for typology
Despite some realprogress in t he study ofpart-of-speech Systems during t he last two decades their ränge of Variation in the world's languages has not been properly assessed. After a summary of theExpand
Studies in Syntactic Typology
This volume contains revised versions of presentations made at the language conference in 1985. They include proposals of universals, results of investigations to validate or refine previouslyExpand
Competition all the way down: How children learn word order cues to sentence meaning
PART I: COMPETITION IN SYNTAX: GRAMMATICAL RELATIONS AND WORD ORDER PART II: COMPETITION IN MORPHOSYNTAX AND THE LEXICON PART III: GENERAL ISSUES AND THE EXTENSION OF THE APPROACH
Markedness — An Overview
There is a relationship between the degree of our familiarity with things and the number of subdistinctions we can perceive among them. The better we know things the more we are able to detectExpand
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