Readership: Students and scholars of language, typology, syntax and semantics, and linguistic anthropologists.
Edited by R.M.W. Dixon, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, and Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
"A very useful and usable resource" - Andrew Spencer, Language, vol. 84, no.2, 2008
"The articles are of consistently high quality and the range of language types represented, like the calibre of the researchers themselves, is impressive ... Dixon and Aikhenveld are to be congratulated on bringing together...a first-rate cast of linguists working on such a diverse set of the world's languages ... a remarkable volume ... This volume and the papers in it represent a major advance in parts of speech typology and will surely frame the debate in the nature of adjectives, and lexical classes, and their role in grammatical and typological theory for years to come." - David Beck, Functions of
"...makes a major contribution to the general study of parts of speech across languages... The editors of this book have provided a much-needed analytical framework for typologizing the key distinctions in how the adjective manifests itself as a part of speech." - Edward J Vajda, Western Washington University
1: R. M. W. Dixon: Adjective Classes in Typological Perspective
2: Anthony E. Backhouse: Inflected and Uninflected Adjective in Japanese
3: Carol Genetti and Kristine Hildebrandt: The Two Adjective Classes in Manange
4: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald: The Adjective Class in Tariana
5: Nora C. England: Adjectives in Mam
6: Paulette Levy: Adjectives in Papantla Totonac
7: R. M. W. Dixon: The Small Adjective Class in Jarawara
8: Greville G. Corbett: The Russian Adjective: A pervasive yet elusive category
9: Ho-Min Sohn: The Adjective Class in Korean
10: Fiona McLaughlin: Is there an Adjective Class in Wolof?
11: Catriona Hyslop: Adjectives in North-east Ambae
12: Nicole Kruspe: Adjectives in Semelai
13: Randy J. LaPolla and Chenglong Huang: Adjectives in Qiang
14: N. J. Enfield: Adjectives in Lao
15: John Hajek: Adjectives: What can we conclude?