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dc.contributor.authorO’Connor, Loretta
dc.contributor.editorEpps, Patience
dc.contributor.editorArkhipov, Alexandre
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-14 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-07 16:47:06
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T09:29:11Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T09:29:11Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier1006353
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/23787
dc.description.abstractIn his (1921) book, Language, Sapir made the famous observation, “All grammars leak” (38). By this he meant that within the systematic paradigms, rules and routinized patterns of any grammar, we always find a few irregularities and surprises. The same can be said for linguistic typologies. Typological theories are critical tools for linguists, for exploring differences and similarities among languages, for learning about the cognitive factors and social practices that make languages the way they are, and for making predictions about other properties of languages that are members of a certain type. So what do we do when a typology leaks? This paper follows the spirit of such work as Aske (1989) on path types and Mithun and Chafe (1999) on grammatical relations types to understand the grammatical and functional motivations of language-internal typological diversity: that is, why and how a single language uses patterns and constructions of more than one type.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics
dc.subject.otherTypology
dc.subject.otherLinguistic Description
dc.titleChapter All typologies leak
dc.title.alternativePredicates of change in Lowland Chontal of Oaxaca
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.1515/9783110219067.5.343
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy2b386f62-fc18-4108-bcf1-ade3ed4cf2f3
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameDe Gruyter
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.degruyter.com/
oapen.relation.isPartOfBook20acd648-c469-4a56-b975-662c185ac1da
virtual.oapen_relation_isPartOfBook.dc_titleNew Challenges in Typology: Transcending the Borders and Refining the Distinctions
oapen.relation.isFundedBy7292b17b-f01a-4016-94d3-d7fb5ef9fb79
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name FP7 Ideas: European Research Council
oapen.relation.isbn9783110219050
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)
oapen.place.publicationBerlin/Boston
oapen.grant.number230310
oapen.grant.acronymCONTACTS


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