Transparent and non-transparent languages

@article{Hengeveld2018TransparentAN,
  title={Transparent and non-transparent languages},
  author={K. Hengeveld and S. Leufkens},
  journal={Folia Linguistica},
  year={2018},
  volume={52},
  pages={139 - 175}
}
  • K. Hengeveld, S. Leufkens
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Folia Linguistica
  • Abstract Languages differ widely from one another in the extent to which they are transparent, i.e. obey one-to-one relationships between meaning and form. Transparency, in turn, is an important factor in the learnability of languages. This paper first sets out a framework for the study of transparency and subsequently studies cross-linguistic differences in transparency, using the theory of Functional Discourse Grammar as its point of departure. Transparent and non-transparent features of… CONTINUE READING
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