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Overview

Explores many interesting details of Finnish syntax, morphology, phonology and lexicon, providing the linguist, for the first time in English, the opportunity for cross-language comparisons and detailed linguistic analysis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415026437
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/22/1992
  • Series: Descriptive Grammars Series
  • Pages: 432
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations and general comments
Introduction
1 Syntax 1
1.1 General questions 1
1.1.1 Sentence types 1
1.1.2 Subordination 28
1.2 Structural questions 61
1.2.1 Internal structure of the sentence 61
1.2.2 Adjective phrases 75
1.2.3 Adverb phrases 80
1.2.4 Postpositional/prepositional phrases 83
1.2.5 Noun phrases 86
1.3 Coordination 103
1.4 Negation 115
1.5 Anaphora 120
1.6 Reflexives 132
1.7 Reciprocals 146
1.8 Comparison 165
1.9 Equatives 171
1.10 Possession 176
1.11 Emphasis 179
1.12 Topic 188
1.13 Heavy shift 199
1.14 Other movement processes 202
1.15 Minor clause types 202
1.16 Word classes 204
2 Morphology 208
2.1 Inflection 208
2.1.1 Noun inflection 208
2.1.2 Pronouns 271
2.1.3 Verb morphology 288
2.1.4 Adjectives 337
2.1.5 Postpositions/prepositions 342
2.1.6 Numerals/quantifiers 344
2.1.7 Adverbs 349
2.1.8 Clitics 351
2.2 Derivational morphology 353
3 Phonology 365
3.1 Phonological units (segmental) 365
3.2 Phonotactics 369
3.3 Suprasegmentals 379
3.4 Morphophonology (segmental) 385
3.5 Morphophonology (suprasegmental) 396
4 Ideophones and Interjections 397
4.1 Ideophones 397
4.2 Interjections 398
5 Lexicon 399
5.1 Structured semantic fields 399
5.2 Basic vocabulary 408
References 414
Index 417
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