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Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Archaeology.

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The classification of objects, structures, or specimens by subdividing observed populations into a theoretical sequence or series of groups (types) and subgroups (subtypes)...

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Typology

Colette Deremble.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 462 words.

While patristic thought was very early determined by typology, Images had neither the same precocity nor the same polarization. In

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Typology

in The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

January 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity. 5334 words.

Typology is a form of symbolic representation in biblical literature, other religious or secular literature, and art. Although the term

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Typology

Robert Henderson.

in Linguistics

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 8503 words.

Typology is used to cover two related types of investigations: (1) classifying languages based on shared grammatical properties that are not attributable to genealogical inheritance, and...

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disaster typologies

Olivier Rubin and Rasmus Dahlberg.

in A Dictionary of Disaster Management

P ublished online April 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environment). 306 words.

The categorization of *disasters according to different principles. A much-used typology differentiates disasters by the nature of their triggering

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Syntactic Typology

Lindsay Whaley.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 7523 words.

This article provides a sampling of just three areas of syntactic typology. The first deals with work carried out on relative clauses, one of the most thoroughly examined topics in...

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Prosodic Typology

Sun-Ah Jun.

in Prosodic Typology

January 2005; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology. 12252 words.

This chapter proposes a model of prosodic typology based on categories of intonation and phrasing, analyzed in the framework of autosegmental-metrical (AM) phonology of intonation. To do...

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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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Linguistic Typology

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 1149 words.

The classification of human languages into different types on the basis of shared properties which are not due to common origin or geographical contact. Linguistic typology therefore...

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Prosodic Typology

Edited by Sun-Ah Jun.

January 2005; p ublished online February 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology. 472 pages.

This book illustrates an approach to prosodic typology through descriptions of the intonation and the prosodic structure of thirteen typologically different languages based on the same...

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Distributional Typology

Balthasar Bickel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

February 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Linguistic Typology. 10831 words.

Over the past two decades, linguistic typology has been moving increasingly away from its original goal of classifying languages into ideal types that would be constrained by categorical...

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Semantic Typology

Nicholas Evans.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology; Semantics. 11578 words.

This article shows the advantages that result from integrating the various linguistic approaches into a broad and coherent research programme. The three main issues (granularity, boundary...

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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

REBECCA HASSELBACH.

in Case in Semitic

May 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 17662 words.

Chapter 3 (Linguistic typology) provides an introduction to the basic typological principles regarding case marking and related features such as word order and typological universals, head-...

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Phonological Typology

Matthew K. Gordon.

April 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 384 pages.

Although there is a rich history of research in linguistic typology, phonology has received relatively little attention in this literature compared to morphology and syntax. This book is...

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Voice Typology

Leonid Kulikov.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 8476 words.

This article provides definitions of ‘voice’ and related concepts within a slightly simplified version of the framework developed by the Leningrad–St Petersburg Typology Group. The three...

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Governing Typologies

Sarah Abrevaya Stein.

in Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria

May 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism. 6360 words.

Military and colonial officials maintained a kaleidoscopic view of southern Algerian Jews in the decades after France’s conquest of the Sahara. As they shaped law and policy, these...

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Edwards and Biblical Typology

Fabiny Tibor.

in Understanding Jonathan Edwards

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 7353 words.

Jonathan Edwards developed a highly original form of biblical typology (or figuralism). This chapter first defines what biblical typology means; then shows that Edwards’s famous sermon “The...

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Typology and Universals

Suzanne Kemmer.

in International Encyclopedia of Linguistics

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 3372 words.

Two complementary pursuits together form a powerful and empirically fruitful method of investigating language. Language typology is the study of

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typology in literature

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 341 words.

From the late 4th century familiar themes of typology from the Bible figure prominently in Christian literature. In poets of

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Growth Strategies: Some Typologies

Jordi Canals.

in Managing Corporate Growth

December 1999; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 5429 words.

This chapter discusses certain typologies of the forms and paths for growth that a company may consider. The main feature of these typologies is the fact that they are descriptive. A...

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