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Classifiers: A Typology of Noun Categorization Devices Hardcover – Mar 15 2000

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a real treasure...highly stimulating. Thomas Stolz, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung Aikhenvald's book is the most comprehensive and dependable guide available - it is unique Terry Malone, SIL International Book Reviews The most thorough attempt to date on noun categorization devices. It surveys about 500 languages which the author claims is one-tenth of all languages. Language This study is extremely authoritative and up-to-date ... This book has much to offer linguists motivated by any one of several primary interests, particularly universals and the connection between language and cognition. Journal of Linguistics Aikhenvald displays the rare gift of being able to inspire interest in new research through the success of her own results, without stifling those future possibilities through undue certitude in having discovered all of the answers already. The best thing about this very excellent book is precisely the author's keen awareness that it is not the last word on the subject. Journal of Linguistics Data presented in a clear, straightforward manner ... also cutting edge research presented in the spirit of a work in progress. Journal of Linguistics

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