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Published: 10 December 2020 (Estimated)

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780198844297

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The Emergence of Functions in Language

Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Marielle Butters

  • Explores the central question of why languages differ in the meanings expressed by their grammatical systems
  • Outlines a new methodology for identifying and describing the functions encoded by different languages
  • Proposes several clear motivations for the emergence of meaning based on extensive cross-linguistic data

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