Introduction to typology: the unity and diversity of language
Ideal in introductory courses dealing with grammatical structure and linguistic analysis, Introduction to Typology overviews the major grammatical categories and constructions in the world's languages. Framed in a typological perspective, the constant concern of this primary text is to underscore the similarities and differences which underlie the vast array of human languages.
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A Brief History of Typology
Issues of Method and Explanation
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Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language
Lindsay J. Whaley
Limited preview - 1996
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