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Tue Jul 3 2001

Books: Typology & Universals

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  1. Gillian Caglayan, Typology & Universals: Language Typology and Language Universals Vol.1

Message 1: Typology & Universals: Language Typology and Language Universals Vol.1

Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 11:21:29 +0200
From: Gillian Caglayan <>
Subject: Typology & Universals: Language Typology and Language Universals Vol.1

New Publication from Mouton de Gruyter

>From the series
Handb�cher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of
Linguistics and Communication Science / Manuels de linguistique et des
sciences de communication
Edited by Armin Burkhardt, Hugo Steger and Herbert Ernst Wiegand

Language Typology and Language Universals - An International Handbook
Sprachtypologie und sprachliche Universalien - Ein internationales Handbuch
La typologie des langues et les universaux linguistiques - Manuel

Edited by Martin Haspelmath, Ekkehard K�nig, Wulf Oesterreicher and
Wolfgang Raible

Two Volumes

Volume I: 2001. 27 x 19 cm. Cloth. xx, 854 pages.
With numerous illustrations and colour plates.
DM 798,- / �S 5825,- (RRP) / sFr 686,- / approx. US$ 399.00
from 01.01.2002: EUR 398.00
ISBN 3-11-011423-2

Volume II: 2001. 27 x 19 cm. Cloth. x, approx. 800 pages. ISBN 3-11-017154-6
due to be published in Summer / Autumn 2001

(Handbook of Linguistics and Communication Science 20.1 and 20.2)

The handbook Language Typology and Language Universals provides a
comprehensive and thorough survey of our current insights into the
diversity and unity found across the 6000 languages of this
planet. The 125 articles collected in two volumes include inter alia
chapters on the patterns and limits of variation manifested by
analogous structures, constructions and linguistic devices across
languages (e.g. word order, tense and aspect, inflection, color terms
and syllable structure). Other chapters cover the history, methodology
and the theory of typology, as well as the relationship between
language typology and other disciplines.

The authors of the individual sections and chapters are for the most
part internationally known experts on the relevant topics. The vast
majority of the articles are written in English, some in French or

The handbook is not only intended for the expert in the fields of
typology and language universals, but for all of those interested in
linguistics. It is specifically addressed to all those who specialize
in individual languages, providing basic orientation for their
analysis and placing each language within the space of what is
possible and common in the languages of the world.

>From the table of contents / Volume I:

I Theoretical foundations of language universals and language typology
II Points of contact between language universals/language typology and
 other disciplines
III History and prehistory of universals research
IV History and approaches of language typology
V Current approaches to language typology and universal research
VI Explanatory principles, principles of organization, and methods in
 typology and language universals
VII Communication-theoretic prerequisites and language-independent
 tertia comparationis as bases of typological coding
VIII Morphological techniques
IX Typology of morphological and morphosyntactic categories

>From the table of contents / Volume II:

X Sytactic typology
XI Lexical typology
XII Phonology-based typology
XIII Salient typological parameters
XIV Typological characterization of language families and linguistic areas
XV Diachronic aspects of language types and linguistic universals: Basic

For further information about the handbook series, please refer to

For more information please contact the publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49 30 26005 222

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