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dc.contributor.authorHaspelmath, Martin
dc.date.issued1997
dc.date.submitted2018-01-18 23:55
dc.date.submitted2017-12-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2018-10-03 09:09:28
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:14:25Z
dc.identifier642451
dc.identifierOCN: 1030821249
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30819
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/36226
dc.description.abstractMost of the world's languages have indefinite pronouns, that is, expressions such as someone, anything, and nowhere. This book presents an encyclopaedic investigation of indefinite pronouns in the languages of the world, mapping out the range of variation in their functional and formative properties. It shows that cross-linguistic diversity is severely constrained by a set of implicational universals and by a number of unrestricted universals. Topics include formal and functional types of indefinite pronoun, theoretical approaches to the functions of indefinite pronouns, the grammaticalization of indefinite pronouns, and negative indefinite pronouns.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFK Grammar, syntax & morphology
dc.subject.otherunrestricted universal
dc.subject.otherindefinite pronoun
dc.subject.othergrammaticalization
dc.subject.otherimplicational universal
dc.subject.otherlanguage
dc.subject.othernegative indefinite pronoun
dc.subject.otherfunctions of indefinite pronouns
dc.subject.othercross-linguistic diversity
dc.titleIndefinite Pronouns
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780198235606.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydb4e319f-ca9f-449a-bcf2-37d7c6f885b1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOxford University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://ukcatalogue.oup.com
oapen.relation.isbn9780198299639
oapen.imprinton behalf of The British Academy
oapen.pages380


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