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Quentin, buy this book WAS Re: conlang survey

From:Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
Date:Saturday, December 21, 2002, 23:17
On Saturday 21 December 2002 03:09 pm, Quentin Read wrote:
> A lot of the things in this survey are mentined often > on this list but I do not understand. (see below) > Would anyone care to explain it to me or tell me about > a book/website with this info? Especially what the > difference b/w fusional, agglutinative, etc. is.
"Describing Morphosyntax" by Thomas Payne. Still in print and available through any large online retailer. It's not a linguistic textbook, but more of a manual for field linguists...and a wonderful cookbook for conlangers. It doesn't have any phonology stuff in it, but other than that it is a tremendous resource that will only set you back $20 or so for the paperback version. I've also found it handy for giving a good introduction to most of the terms that you will find bantered around the list. Buy it yourself or put it on your Christmas wishlist in bold letters. :Peter