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TitleTypology and Universals (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)AuthorCroft, WilliamPublishedCambridge University Press 2003
Status:Check Shelves SubjectMorphosyntax, TypologyCategoryCambridge Red SeriesMediaPaperback,BookEdition2ISBN0521004993Call NumberCroft2003TTypeCirculating BookDescription

Contents: Introduction. Typological classification. Implicational universals and competing motivations. Grammatical categories: typological markedness, economy and iconicity. Grammatical hierarchies and the semantic map model. Prototypes and the interaction of typological patterns. Syntactic argumentation and syntactic structure in typology. Diachronic typology. Typology as an approach to language.

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