Special Onymic Grammar in Typological Perspective: Cross-Linguistic Data, Recurrent Patterns, Functional Explanations (Hardcover)

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Special Onymic Grammar in Typological Perspective: Cross-Linguistic Data, Recurrent Patterns, Functional Explanations (Hardcover)

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For the first time place names are made the topic of a cross-linguistic account of morphosyntactic properties which formally distinguish place names from personal names and common nouns. It is shown that the behavior of place names in morphology and syntax frequently disagrees with the rules established for other word classes independent of the language's genetic affiliation, grammatical structure, and geographic location. Place names boast a grammar of their own. They are candidates for the status of a distinct word class. The special grammar of place names comes frequently to the fore in the domain of spatial relations. This fact is explained with reference to functional notions.
Thomas Stolz & Julia Nintemann, both University of Bremen, Germany.
Product Details ISBN: 9783111331713
ISBN-10: 3111331717
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Publication Date: December 4th, 2023
Pages: 276
Language: English