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TitlePossible and Probable LanguagesAuthorNewmeyer, Frederick J.PublishedOxford University Press 2005
Status:Check Shelves SubjectTypologyMediaPaperback,BookISBN9780199274345Call NumberNewmeyer2005PTypeCirculating BookDescription

In this important and pioneering book Frederick Newmeyer seeks to explain the variety of languages. He combines the leading ideas of the functionalist and formalist approaches to linguistic typology, advocating principles of Universal Grammar to explain why some language types are impossible, and functional principles to explain why some grammatical features are more common than others. (from amazon.com)

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