In their subject matter and in their theoretical orientation all the papers in this volume reflect the powerful influence of T. GivA³n. Most of them deal with questions of morphosyntactic typology, pragmatics, and grammaticalization theory. Many of them are directly based on extensive fieldwork on local languages of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Others are based on statistical analyses of extensive written and spoken corpora of texts.I dona#39;t know how much my grammar was affected, how different my vocabulary was from Standard French, but the ... chance to grow into adulthood with it, so it is more circumscribed to routine expressions and familiar conversations than my Castilian Spanish. ... and be embarrassed because of all the English interference my French was suffering and to deal with my family who spared me no grief about it.
|Title||:||Essays on Language Function and Language Type|
|Author||:||Joan L. Bybee, John Haiman, Sandra A. Thompson|
|Publisher||:||John Benjamins Publishing - 1997-05-23|