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Comparability and measurement in typological science: the bright future for linguistics

Round, Erich R. and Corbett, Greville G. (2019) Comparability and measurement in typological science: the bright future for linguistics Linguistic Typology.

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Abstract

Linguistics, and typology in particular, can have a bright future. We justify this optimism by discussing comparability from two angles. First, we take the opportunity presented by this special issue of Linguistic Typology to pause for a moment and make explicit some of the logical underpinnings of typological sciences, linguistics included, which we believe are worth reminding ourselves of. Second, we give a brief illustration of comparison, and particularly measurement, within modern typology.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Round, Erich R.
Corbett, Greville G.G.Corbett@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 2019
Funders : Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Grant Title : Lexical splits: a novel perspective on the structure of words
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 07 Nov 2019 11:36
Last Modified : 07 Nov 2019 11:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/853067

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