Typology and Universals by William CroftTypology and Universals by William Croft

Typology and Universals

byWilliam Croft

Paperback | January 13, 2003

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The second edition of this essential textbook has been thoroughly rewritten and updated to reflect advances in typology and universals over the past decade. It reviews new methodologies such as the semantic map model and questions of syntactic argumentation; discussion of current debates over explanations for specific classes of universals; and comparison of the typological and generative approaches to language.
Title:Typology and UniversalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:January 13, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521004993

ISBN - 13:9780521004992

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Typological classification; 3. Implicational universals and competing motivations; 4. Grammatical categories: typological markedness; 5. Grammatical hierarchies and the semantic map model; 6. Prototypes and the interaction of typological patterns; 7. Syntactic argumentation and syntactic structure in typology; 8. Diachronic typology; 9. Typology as an approach to language.