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Linguistic Diversity in Space and Time - Johanna Nichols

Linguistic Diversity in Space and Time

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Published: 1st January 1992
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In this ground-breaking book, Johanna Nichols proposes means of describing, comparing, and interpreting linguistic diversity, both genetic and structural, providing the foundations for a theory of diversity based upon population science. This book will interest linguists, archaeologists, and population specialists.
"An awe-inspiring book, unequalled in scope, originality, and the range of language data considered."--Anna Siewierska, "Linguistics"
"Fascinating. . . . A brilliant pioneering study."--"Journal of Indo-European Studies"
"A superbly reasoned book."--John A. C. Greppin, "Times Literary Supplement"

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Note on Transcription and Abbreviations
Introduction
Favored and Disfavored Grammatical Patterns
Correlations between Types
Correlations of Structural Types with Grammatical Categories
Diachronic Stability: Genetic and Areal
The Role of Geography: Structural Affinities between Areas
Linguistic Diversity: Geographical Distribution
Diversity and Linguistic Prehistory: Conclusions and Open Questions
Appendixes
Sample Languages
Data: Language (by Area) and Structural Features
Alphabetical List of Languages
Frequency and Distribution of Voice Systems
Notes
References
Indexes
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ISBN: 9780226580579
ISBN-10: 0226580571
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Type: New edition