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The universality and demarcation of lexical categories cross-linguistically

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Drawing data from a variety of sources, this thesis compares functional evidence regarding lexical categories from a number of Salish and Wakashan languages, as well as from the Michif language. It then applies Prototype Theory to examine the structure of the lexicons of these languages. They are described in terms of prototype categories that overlap to varying extents, with each category and each area of overlap defined by a central set of prototypical features. A high degree of gradience ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Oxford college:
Exeter College
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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Supervisor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
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Morcom, LA
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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