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By: Corbett, Greville G.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics: Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xx, 358 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511015917 (electronic bk.); 9780511015915 (electronic bk.); 0511156014; 9780511156014; 0511051336; 9780511051333; 9780521640169 (hbk.); 0521640164 (hbk.); 9781139164344 (electronic bk.); 1139164341 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Number | Nombre (Linguistique) | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax | Getal (taalkunde) | N�umero (substantivo) | Classe de palavras | Numerale | Numerus | Vergleichende SprachwissenschaftGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Number.DDC classification: 415 Other classification: 17.13 | ET 660 | ET 670 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; FIGURES; TABLES; PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS; 1 Introduction; 2 Meaning distinctions; 3 Items involved in the nominal number system; 4 Integrating number values and the Animacy Hierarchy; 5 The expression of number; 6 The syntax of number; 7 Other uses of number; 8 Verbal number; 9 Conclusion and new challenges; REFERENCES; AUTHOR INDEX; LANGUAGE INDEX; SUBJECT INDEX;
Summary: This book provides an introduction to the grammatical category of number, surveying many languages to reveal that the world's linguistic resources are richer than even many linguists realise. Aimed at linguistic students, it is the first book-length treatment of this topic and can serve as an entry to linguistic typology.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-342) and indexes.

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Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; FIGURES; TABLES; PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS; 1 Introduction; 2 Meaning distinctions; 3 Items involved in the nominal number system; 4 Integrating number values and the Animacy Hierarchy; 5 The expression of number; 6 The syntax of number; 7 Other uses of number; 8 Verbal number; 9 Conclusion and new challenges; REFERENCES; AUTHOR INDEX; LANGUAGE INDEX; SUBJECT INDEX;

This book provides an introduction to the grammatical category of number, surveying many languages to reveal that the world's linguistic resources are richer than even many linguists realise. Aimed at linguistic students, it is the first book-length treatment of this topic and can serve as an entry to linguistic typology.

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