By Regina Pustet

ISBN-10: 0199258503

ISBN-13: 9780199258505

ISBN-10: 0199281807

ISBN-13: 9780199281800

Copulas (in English, the verb to be) are conventionally outlined functionally as a method of concerning parts of clause constitution, specially topic and supplement, and regarded to be semantically empty or meaningless. Dr Pustet provides an research of grammatical descriptions of over one hundred sixty languages drawn from the language households of the area. She exhibits that a few languages have a unmarried copula, others a number of, and a few none in any respect. She hyperlinks the distribution of copulas to adaptations in lexical categorization and syntactic constitution. She advances a accomplished concept of copularization which she pertains to language type and to theories of language swap, significantly grammaticalization.

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