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Query:   Textbook Recommendations: Typology and Universals
Author:  Nigel Duffield
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Typology

Summary:   I RECEIVED REPLIES ON THIS TOPIC FROM MIKE MORGAN, JAE JUNG SONG,
BÁLINT TANOS, SUSANNE GUNDERMANN, SEAN WITTY, MARINA GORLACH,
TODD HUGHES, AND SIMON KASPER. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU.

THE CLEAR WINNER IN TERMS OF NUMBER OF VOTES WAS LINDSAY WHALEY'S
TEXT ''INTRODUCTION TO TYPOLOGY'' (SAGE 1997), WITH JAE JUNG SONG'S
BOOK, ''LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY: MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX'' (LONGMAN, 2001),
A HEALTHY CONTENDER.

(SO, IF I ASSIGN A COURSE TEXT, IT WILL BE THE WHALEY. HOWEVER, AS A
COUPLE OF YOU POINTED OUT, THE WHALEY TEXT IS UNDULY EXPENSIVE; EVEN
COMPARATIVELY AFFLUENTSTUDENTS MAY BALK AT THE (REDUCED) PRICE ON
AMAZON OF ¥ 6,418. FOR THAT REASON, I'LL THINK ON IT MORE BEFORE
ASSIGNING THE TEXT.)

THANKS AGAIN FOR THE SUGGESTIONS.

NIGEL DUFFIELD

LL Issue: 21.5025
Date Posted: 11-Dec-2010
Original Query: Read original query