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Linguistic diversity in space and time

Author: Johanna Nichols
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume proposes means of describing, comparing, and interpreting linguistic diversity, both genetic and structural, providing the foundations for a theory of diversity based upon popular science.  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Johanna Nichols
ISBN: 9780226580593 0226580598
OCLC Number: 1083164119
Notes: Previously issued in print: 1992.
List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgments Note on Transcription and Abbreviations 1. Introduction 2. Favored and Disfavored Grammatical Patterns 3. Correlations between Types 4. Correlations of Structural Types with Grammatical Categories 5. Diachronic Stability: Genetic and Areal 6. The Role of Geography: Structural Affinities between Areas 7. Linguistic Diversity: Geographical Distribution 8. Diversity and Linguistic Prehistory: Conclusions and Open Questions Appendixes 1. Sample Languages 2. Data: Language (by Area) and Structural Features 3. Alphabetical List of Languages 4. Frequency and Distribution of Voice Systems Notes References Indexes.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Johanna Nichols.

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