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Title: On categorization : stick to the facts of the languages
Authors: LaPolla, Randy J.
Keywords: Humanities::Linguistics
Issue Date: 2016
Source: LaPolla, R. J. (2016). On categorization : stick to the facts of the languages. Linguistic Typology, 20(2), 365-375. doi:10.1515/lingty-2016-0011
Journal: Linguistic Typology 
Abstract: This paper argues that in doing both description and comparison we should work inductively, staying true to the facts of the languages as manifested in natural data, and not resort to abstractions that lead to classifying languages or constructions in a way that ignores the actual facts of the languages. A non-Structuralist alternative view of communication and typological description is also presented.
ISSN: 1430-0532
DOI: 10.1515/lingty-2016-0011
Schools: School of Humanities 
Rights: © 2016 De Gruyter Mouton. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Linguistic Typology and is made available with permission of De Gruyter Mouton.
Fulltext Permission: open
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