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dc.contributor.editorSchmidtke-Bode, Karsten
dc.contributor.editorLevshina, Natalia
dc.contributor.editorMichaelis, Susanne Maria
dc.contributor.editorSeržant, Ilja
dc.date.issued2019-04-10
dc.date.submitted2019-04-18 23:55
dc.date.submitted2020-03-10 03:00:38
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T10:31:34Z
dc.identifier1004857
dc.identifierOCN: 1100489522
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25237
dc.description.abstractThis volume provides an up-to-date discussion of a foundational issue that has recently taken centre stage in linguistic typology and which is relevant to the language sciences more generally: To what extent can cross-linguistic generalizations, i.e. statistical universals of linguistic structure, be explained by the diachronic sources of these structures? Everyone agrees that typological distributions are the result of complex histories, as “languages evolve into the variation states to which synchronic universals pertain” (Hawkins 1988). However, an increasingly popular line of argumentation holds that many, perhaps most, typological regularities are long-term reflections of their diachronic sources, rather than being ‘target-driven’ by overarching functional-adaptive motivations.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFF Historical & comparative linguistics
dc.subject.otherLinguistics
dc.titleExplanation in typology
dc.title.alternativeDiachronic sources, functional motivations and the nature of the evidence
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5281/zenodo.2583788
oapen.relation.isPublishedByed03121b-b998-4b50-8d58-1d0745565558
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameLanguage Science Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://langsci-press.org/
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9783961101474
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationBerlin
oapen.grant.number104800
oapen.grant.programLanguage Science Press 2018 - 2020
dc.number104800
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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