This book examines the coding of the three coordination relations of combination, contrast and alternative on the basis of a 74 language sample, with special focus on the languages spoken in Europe. It shows that the 'and-but-or' coding system which is typical of Central-Western Europe appears to be extremely rare outside Europe, where a great variation in the coding of coordination is attested. This work represents the first systematic attempt towards a unified typology of coordination relations.
|Publisher:||De Gruyter Mouton|
|Series:||Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT] Series|
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|File size:||15 MB|
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About the Author
Caterina Mauri, University of Pavia, Italy.