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Flexible Word Classes Typological studies of underspecified parts of speech

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Author Biography

Jan Rijkhoff is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Aarhus University in Denmark. His books include The Noun Phrase (OUP 2002) and, with co-editor Daniel Garcia Velasco, The Noun Phrase in Functional Discourse Grammar (Mouton de Gruyter 2008). He has published on numerous topics - including word classes - in various international journals, including Journal of Linguistics, Linguistic Typology, Language and Linguistics Compass, Journal of Semantics, Linguistics, and Studies in Language.

Eva van Lier is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. Her publications include several journal articles on word class typology and the monograph Parts of Speech and Dependent Clauses: a typological study (Utrecht: LOT 2009). Currently she investigates properties of flexible word classes in Oceanic languages with a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Table of Contents

1. Flexible Word Classes in Linguistic Typology and Grammatical Theory, Eva van Lier and Jan Rijkhoff
2. Parts-of-speech Systems as a Basic Typological Determinant, Kees Hengeveld
3. Derivation and Categorization in Flexible and Differentiated Languages, Jan Don and Eva van Lier
4. Riau Indonesian: A language without nouns and verbs, David Gil
5. Parts of Speech in Kharia: A formal account, John Peterson
6. Proper Names, Predicates, and the Parts-of-speech System of Santali, Felix Rau
7. Unidirectional Flexibility and the Noun-verb Distinction in Lushootseed, David Beck
8. Lexical Categories in Gooniyandi, Kimberley, Western Australia, William B. McGregor
9. Jack-of-all-trades: The Sri Lanka Malay flexible adjective, Sebastian Nordhoff
10. Word Class Systems Between Flexibility and Rigidity: An integrative approach, Walter Bisang

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