Typology and Areality

Mark Donohue

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    Abstract

    Analysis of typological features has received much attention in recent years. Despite claims that such analysis replicates the families and subgroups of families that are the product of work using the comparative method, there is strong evidence that the geographic distribution of typological features reflects socio-geographically relevant areas, rather than historically related subgroups. Further, different subsets of data can reveal different kinds of contact events, or at least the effects of different kinds of contact.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)98-116
    JournalLanguage Dynamics and Change
    Volume2
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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