LINGUIST List 12.3112

Mon Dec 17 2001

Books: Typology/Universals

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  1. Julia Ulrich, Typology/Universals: Language Typology and Language Universals

Message 1: Typology/Universals: Language Typology and Language Universals

Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 16:16:35 +0100
From: Julia Ulrich <>
Subject: Typology/Universals: Language Typology and Language Universals

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


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

Volume II: 2001. 27 x 19 cm. x, 1002 pages. Cloth.
Euro 398.00 / sFr 637,- / approx. US$ 398.00
ISBN 3-11-017154-6


This handbook 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 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 German. 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 contents of volume II:
X Syntactic 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

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10785 Berlin, Germany
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