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Title: Call for papers: NJL Special Issue on the Nordic Languages and Linguistic Typology
Author: Paal Kristian Eriksen
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Institution: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Author: Camilla Wide
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Homepage: http://users.utu.fi/camawi/
Institution: University of Turku
Linguistic Field: Not Applicable
Abstract: All modern linguistic science – all theoretical frameworks and approaches – at one point or another becomes linguistic typology. Sooner or later they ask the fundamental typological questions: What are the universal features of human language? How do we explain their universality? And how do we explain those features of human language which are universal, but which vary from language to language? How do variation and universality relate to each other? The methodology of linguistic typology – to approach these questions by mapping and comparing language data globally – is not necessarily shared by all linguists, but the basic questions remain the same.

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