Re: Universals list?
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 13, 2005, 0:56|
> I've seen the Greenberg list.
> But AFAIK, it's considered outdated and methodologically unsound
> 'cause of the small sample size. I know there have been studies
> on this since then, but I don't know of any equally convenient
> form of them - i.e. some sort of list of tendencies / implications / etc.
> Anyone know of such a thing?
The first place to go would probably be Johanna Nichols' _Linguistic
Diversity through Space and Time_, which won a major award from the
LSA several years back. I consider it the most statistically
rigorous and most important book on the subject of universals in print
Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally,
Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right
University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of
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