Semantic typology: New approaches to crosslinguistic variation in language and cognition

@article{Moore2015SemanticTN,
  title={Semantic typology: New approaches to crosslinguistic variation in language and cognition},
  author={Randi Moore and Katharine Donelson and Alyson Eggleston and Juergen Bohnemeyer},
  journal={Linguistics Vanguard},
  year={2015},
  volume={1},
  pages={189 - 200}
}
Abstract This article presents an overview of the goals and methods of semantic typology, the study of the distribution of semantic categories across languages. Results from this field inform theoretical accounts of syntax-semantics interface phenomena, as well as the nature of the relationship between language and cognition. This article discusses a variety of quantitative methods that represent recent efforts in semantic typology to (i) discover patterns in the distribution of independent… Expand

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