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Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 1, Clause Structure


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1. Parts-of-speech systems Paul Schachter and Timothy Shopen; 2. Word Order Matthew S. Dryer; 3. The major functions of the noun phrase Avery D. Andrews; 4. Clause types Matthew S. Dryer; 5. Speech act distinctions in grammar Ekkehard Koenig and Peter Siemund; 6. Passive in the world's languages Edward L. Keenan and Matthew S. Dryer; 7. A typology of information packaging in the clause William A. Foley.

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First in a three-volume survey exploring the syntactic and morphological structures of the world's languages.

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Timothy Shopen is former Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the Australian National University.

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