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R: Re: Greenberg's universals

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 13, 2000, 10:14
Yesterday I borrowed Greenberg's 'Language Universals' (1966 by Mouton &
Co.) from Como's library. I read it all yesterday evening, but there were no
hints to word-order universals (those like 'VSO langs generally do not have
articles'). Were these universals published only in 'Universals of Language'
(1963)? That book is not available. Could you please resume the contents
here or address me to a good wwwsite?

On the other hand the book contains a really interesting disquisition about
marked and unmarked-ness applied to phonology, morphology and even syntax
and kinship terminology.