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Title: Language Typology and Historical Contingency
Subtitle: In honor of Johanna Nichols
Edited By: Balthasar Bickel
Lenore A. Grenoble
David A. Peterson
Alan Timberlake
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/tsl.104
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 104
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Typology
Genetic Classification
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027270801
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
U.K. £ 83.00
Europe EURO 99.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027206855
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
U.K. £ 83.00
Europe EURO 104.94