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Lexical Polycategoriality: Cross-linguistic, cross-theoretical and language acquisition approaches

Résumé : This book presents a collection of chapters on the nature, exibility and acquisition of lexical categories. These long-debated issues are looked at anew by exploring the hypothesis of lexical polycategoriality - according to which lexical forms are not fully, or univocally, speci ed for lexical category - in a wide number of unrelated languages, and within di erent theoretical and methodological perspectives. Twenty languages are thoroughly analyzed. Apart from French, Arabic and Hebrew, the volume includes mostly understudied languages, spoken in New Guinea, Australia, New Caledonia, Amazonia, Meso- and North America. Resulting from a long-standing collaboration between leading international experts, this book brings under one cover new data analyses and results on word categories from the linguistic and acquisitional point of view. It will be of the utmost interest to researchers, teachers and graduate students in di erent elds of linguistics (morpho-syntax, semantics, typology), language acquisition, as well as psycholinguistics, cognition and anthropology.
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Valentina Vapnarsky, Edy Veneziano. Lexical Polycategoriality: Cross-linguistic, cross-theoretical and language acquisition approaches. Vapnarsky, Valentina and Veneziano, Edy. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017. ⟨hal-01610392⟩



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