Functional-typological theory in its historical and intellectual context

  title={Functional-typological theory in its historical and intellectual context},
  author={W. Bruce Croft},
L'approche fonctionnelle-typologique et les approches qui lui sont affiliees sont parfois considerees comme une deviation radicale par rapport aux approches recentes (par exemple la grammaire generative), ou bien comme completement innovante (par rapport au structuralisme). L'A. dans cet article se propose de decrire les caracteristiques de base de l'approche fonctionnelle-typologique et situe cette approche dans le contexte historique de la linguistique americaine et les courants intellectuels 

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Competing motivations and emergence: Explaining implicational hierarchies

It is the basic tenet of the functional approach to typology that at least some linguistic universals may be explained by appealing to features of language use. But the mechanics of the mapping

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In this paper, I will critically examine the notion of head in grammatical theory, focusing on the debate between Zwicky (1985) and Hudson (1987), but also discussing recent proposals regarding

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This thesis has two aims. The first is to provide a description of constituent ordering in Silozi syntactic structures. It also describes the language's morphological structure. The other is to

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1. A Puzzle of Fit, 2. Hierarchies and Competing Motivations, and Innateness and Function in Linguistics.



Husserl, Intentionality, and Cognitive Science

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