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Escaping ethnocentrism in the study of word-class universals

Haspelmath, Martin


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  "description": "<p>This paper discusses Sandra Chung&#39;s claim (in the same journal) that Chamorro has the three major word-classes (lexical categories) noun, verb, adjective after all, despite earlier claims that it distinguishes between Class I and Class II words. I note that there are several different ways in which Chamorro major-class words can be classified, and that there is no a priori reason for favouring one over the others. Chung&#39;s argument that Chamorro&#39;s word-classes are like English word-classes thus runs the risk of ethnocentrism. While it is true that Chamorro can be seen to have the same word-classes as English, English could equally well be seen to have the two classes that were earlier posited for Chamorro (Class I and Class II).</p>", 
  "license": "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
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      "affiliation": "Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology", 
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  "headline": "Escaping ethnocentrism in the study of word-class universals", 
  "image": "https://zenodo.org/static/img/logos/zenodo-gradient-round.svg", 
  "datePublished": "2012-04-25", 
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/1228715", 
  "version": "published version", 
  "keywords": [
    "word-classes, Chamorro"
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  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1228715", 
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