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Re: Universals list?

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Sunday, February 13, 2005, 0:56
Sai wrote:
> 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 But AFAIK, it's considered outdated and methodologically unsound 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 today. ========================================================================= 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 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637