The Nature and Uses of Linguistic Typologies

  title={The Nature and Uses of Linguistic Typologies},
  author={J. Greenberg},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={68 - 77}
  • J. Greenberg
  • Published 1957
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
1. As contrasted with the other two main methods of linguistic classification, the areal and the genetic, typological procedures have tended to an uncertain and marginal status in linguistic science. In view of recent stirrings which appear to indicate renewed interest in typological procedures in linguistics as well as other fields, it seems appropriate to consider the general logic of typological classifications with particular reference to linguistics, to survey the kinds of linguistic… Expand
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