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LINGUIST List 25.67

Wed Jan 08 2014

Books: Language Typology and Historical Contingency: Bickel, Grenoble, Peterson, Timberlake (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 07-Jan-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Language Typology and Historical Contingency: Bickel, Grenoble, Peterson, Timberlake (Eds)
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Title: Language Typology and Historical Contingency
Subtitle: In honor of Johanna Nichols
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 104
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/tsl.104

Editor: Balthasar Bickel
Editor: Lenore A. Grenoble
Editor: David A. Peterson
Editor: Alan Timberlake
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270801 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270801 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270801 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206855 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206855 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206855 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

What is the range of diversity in linguistic types, what are the geographical distributions for the attested types, and what explanations, based on shared history or universals, can account for these distributions? This collection of articles by prominent scholars in typology seeks to address these issues from a wide range of theoretical perspectives, utilizing cutting-edge typological methodology. The phenomena considered range from the phonological to the morphosyntactic, the areal coverage ranges in scale from micro-areal to worldwide, and the types of historical contingency range from contact-based to genealogical in nature. Together, the papers argue strongly for a view in which, although they use distinct methodologies, linguistic typology and historical linguistics are one and the same enterprise directed at discovering how languages came to be the way they are and how linguistic types came to be distributed geographically as they are.

Linguistic Field(s): Genetic Classification
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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