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Linguistic Typology

Anders Holmberg.

in The Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar

December 2016; p ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistic Typology. 10738 words.

Linguistic typology is a research program that aims to describe and understand linguistic variation, distinguishing between properties which are shared across languages for historical...

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Linguistic Typology and First Language Acquisition

Melissa Bowerman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology; Language Acquisition. 11489 words.

This article explores some of the ways in which linguistic typology and language-acquisition research have come together. It begins by discussing how cross-linguistically oriented...

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Linguistic Typology and Formal Grammar

Maria Polinsky.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 6243 words.

This article discusses the relationship between linguistic typology and formal grammar. It explores several areas where typology and formal grammar diverge, and where they most need to...

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Linguistic Typology and Historical Linguistics

Kenneth Shields.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 7670 words.

Linguistic typology has come to play an important, multifaceted role in the long-established field of historical linguistics. Its manifestations within historical linguistic study are...

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Linguistic Typology and Language Contact

Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology. 9220 words.

This article concentrates on two domains in which linguistic typology and language contact can be related to each other: cross-linguistic research on contact-induced change and research on...

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Linguistic Typology and Language Documentation

Patience Epps.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology; Anthropological Linguistics. 6621 words.

This article investigates the close partnership between linguistic typology and language documentation. It concentrates on the contributions of documentation to typology, particularly in...

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Linguistic Typology and Second Language Acquisition

Fred R. Eckman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology; Language Acquisition. 7070 words.

This article reviews some of the early work in second-language acquisition (SLA) that used typological universals to explain various aspects of learning difficulty and native-language...

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Linguistic Typology and the Study of Language

Michael Daniel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology. 11121 words.

This article starts by defining the object of linguistic typology as cross-linguistic variation and language diversity. It contrasts linguistic typology with another influential approach to...

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Markedness: Iconicity, Economy, and Frequency

Joan L. Bybee.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology. 7206 words.

This article explores the phenomena identified by those studying markedness, which happen to differ somewhat depending upon whether they reside in the phonological, morphosyntactic, or...

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Morphological Typology

Dunstan Brown.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 6057 words.

The term ‘morphological typology’ has been traditionally associated with the division of languages into basic ‘holistic’ types that could be used to characterize a complete language....

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