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Intro to Typology Textbook Recommendation Needed

Date Submitted: 13-Mar-2009
From: Franz Mueller
Subject: Intro to Typology Textbook Recommendation Needed
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Notice: Hi everyone,

I am looking for a newer text to replace Whaley's excellent Introduction to Typology. Does anyone have suggestions for a data-oriented text suitable for students with only an introductory syntax baxckground?

Thank you,