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African Languages: An Introduction
List of maps Notes on contributors 1. Introduction Bernd Heine and Derek Nurse 2. Niger-Congo Kay Williamson and Roger Blench 3. Nilo-Saharan Lionel M. Bender 4. Afroasiatic Richard J. Hayward 5.Expand
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On the role of context in grammaticalization
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On contact-induced grammaticalization
Grammaticalization is based on universal strategies of conceptual transfer. Contact-induced language change on the other hand is an areally confined process resulting from specific historical events.Expand
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On thetical grammar
We propose that sentence grammar operates in at least two different domains, namely that of sentence grammar and of thetical grammar. Expand
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Distributional typology: statistical inquiries into the dynamics of linguistic diversity
Over the past two decades, linguistic typology has been moving increasingly away from its original goal of classifying languages into ideal types that would be constrained by categorical universals.Expand
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