Language Typology and Historical Contingency: In honor of Johanna Nichols - Typological Studies in Language 104 (Hardback)
  • Language Typology and Historical Contingency: In honor of Johanna Nichols - Typological Studies in Language 104 (Hardback)
zoom

Language Typology and Historical Contingency: In honor of Johanna Nichols - Typological Studies in Language 104 (Hardback)

(editor), (editor), (editor), (editor)
£83.00
Hardback 512 Pages / Published: 13/12/2013
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
What is the range of diversity in linguistic types, what are the geographical distributions for the attested types, and what explanations, based on shared history or universals, can account for these distributions? This collection of articles by prominent scholars in typology seeks to address these issues from a wide range of theoretical perspectives, utilizing cutting-edge typological methodology. The phenomena considered range from the phonological to the morphosyntactic, the areal coverage ranges in scale from micro-areal to worldwide, and the types of historical contingency range from contact-based to genealogical in nature. Together, the papers argue strongly for a view in which, although they use distinct methodologies, linguistic typology and historical linguistics are one and the same enterprise directed at discovering how languages came to be the way they are and how linguistic types came to be distributed geographically as they are.

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
ISBN: 9789027206855
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 1070 g

You may also be interested in...

The Will to Power
Added to basket
How to Argue with a Cat
Added to basket
Babel
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Political Correctness Gone Mad?
Added to basket
Mythologies
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Grammar Geek
Added to basket
£8.99   £4.49
Hardback
Fucking Apostrophes
Added to basket
Have You Eaten Grandma?
Added to basket
Word Nerd
Added to basket
£8.99   £4.49
Hardback
The New Penguin Russian Course
Added to basket
The Bilingual Brain
Added to basket
Think Again
Added to basket
Animal Languages
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Because Internet
Added to basket
£12.99   £6.49
Hardback
Lost in Translation
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.