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Re: Irrealis mood and non-finite verbs

From:Christopher Bates <chrisdb@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 19:37
 From a typological point of view. If you come up with a classification
and demonstrate that you can then make predictions that languages which
call into category X are likely to also have property Y, I think you
could claim it was a useful result. Or at least, as useful as anything
in linguistics, although I guess I'm not sure of the practical value of
much of the field for things other than curiousity and conlanging. ;)
>> Christopher Bates <chrisdb@...> wrote: >> >> D. N. S. it's still useful to classify many >> languages as being one of the three, and that there are typology >> correlates of being tense, aspect, or mood prominent. >> > > I think that classifications such as this are very interesting, but why > are they useful? > > Charlie > >


Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>