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What's the diversity of range in linguistic forms, what are the geographical distributions for the attested varieties, and what reasons, according to shared historical past or universals, can account for those distributions? This selection of articles by way of sought after students in typology seeks to deal with those concerns from a variety of theoretical views, using state-of-the-art typological technique. The phenomena thought of diversity from the phonological to the morphosyntactic, the areal insurance levels in scale from micro-areal to world wide, and the categories of historic contingency variety from contact-based to genealogical in nature. jointly, the papers argue strongly for a view within which, even though they use certain methodologies, linguistic typology and historic linguistics are one and an analogous firm directed at researching how languages got here to be the way in which they're and the way linguistic varieties got here to be allotted geographically as they're.

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Language Typology and Historical Contingency: In Honor of Johanna Nichols

What's the variety of variety in linguistic kinds, what are the geographical distributions for the attested kinds, and what causes, in line with shared historical past or universals, can account for those distributions? This selection of articles via popular students in typology seeks to deal with those matters from a variety of theoretical views, using state of the art typological technique.

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Adverbial clauses. ), Language typology and syntactic description, vol. 1, 171–234. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , Robert E. Longacre & Shin Ja J. Hwang. 2007. Adverbial clauses. ), Language typology and syntactic description, vol. , 237–300. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Urusbiev, Ibragim X. 1963. Sprjazhenie glagola v karachaevo-balkarskom jazyke. ] Cherkessk: Karachevo-Cherkesskoe Knizhnoe Izdatel’stvo. Typology and channel of communication* Where do signed languages fit in?

Lyutikova et al. (2007: 237–238) remarked that the semantic distinction between past and perfect is elusive. Sometimes perfect can still be demonstrated to preserve a nuance of the resultative meaning, focusing on the resulting state more than on the completed event itself. In many contexts, however, the two forms are pretty much neutralized and can be substituted for one another. The past tense is markedly rarer than the perfect, even in “The Wolves” story, which was primarily told in the present.

In order to prove this point, one would have to run a more complex experiment, inevitably involving construction of artificial discourses. I can offer an additional hypothesis on the finite versus nonfinite choice, relying on the data obtained in the experimental study. If we go back to Tables 6–9 and count the empty cells in the participant columns, the results are as follows: For the cells in which converbs are predicted, there are eight unfilled cells, opposed to sixteen filled cells (Tables 6–8).

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