By Greville G. Corbett
Gains are a relevant suggestion in linguistic research. they're the fundamental construction blocks of linguistic devices, corresponding to phrases. for lots of linguists they provide the main revealing solution to discover the character of language. favourite positive aspects are quantity (singular, plural, twin, ...), individual (1st, second, third) and stressful (present, previous, ...). positive factors have a tremendous position in modern linguistics, from the main summary theorizing to the main utilized computational functions, but little is firmly proven approximately their prestige. they're used, yet are little mentioned and poorly understood. during this distinctive paintings, Corbett brings jointly strains of analysis: how positive factors differ among languages and the way they paintings. consequently, the publication is of significant price to the huge variety of views of these who're drawn to language.