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Alexandra Y. She has worked on descriptive and historical aspects of Berber languages and has published in Russian a grammar of Modern Hebrew She is a major authority on languages of the Arawak family of northern Amazonia, and has written grammars of Bare , based on work with the last speaker who has since died and Warekena , plus A Grammar of Tariana, from Northwest Amazonia Cambridge University Press She is currently working on grammatical description of Manambu, from the Sepik region of New Guinea.

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This book shows that every language has an adjective class and examines how these vary in size and character. The opening chapter considers current generalizations about the nature and classification of adjectives and sets out the cross-linguistic parameters of their variation. Studies of well-known languages such as Russian, Japanese, Korean and Lao are juxtaposed with the languages of small hunter-gatherer and slash-and-burn agriculturalist groups.

All are based on fine-grained field research. The nature and typology of adjective classes are then reconsidered in the conclusion.

Robert M. W. Dixon

A Cross-Linguistic Typology. Edited by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. Series: Explorations in Linguistic Typology.

Serial Verb Constructions: A Cross-Linguistic Typology (Explorations in Linguistic Typology)

Alexandra Y. Explorations in Linguistic Typology. Symmetrical SVCs consist of components chosen from major lexical classes.

They do not have a head, and tend to give rise to lexical idioms. Languages with a grammaticalizing tendency may, synchronically, have no asymmetrical SVCs as is the case in Ewe.

Productively serializing languages tend to have SVCs of both kinds, while languages with limited serialization have just asymmetrical SVCs. The distinction between asymmetrical and symmetrical SVCs may be viewed as a continuum, depending on the semantic and functional overlap between subtypes of both, and on the corn position of closed and open classes of verbs.

Language typology Word Order typology

Serial verb constructions can be contiguous or non-contiguous. In multiword SVCs, various grammatical categories can either receive concordant marking on every component or be marked just once. The person of the subject is more likely to receive concordant marking than any other category. Free download.