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By John A. Hawkins

First released in 1986, this ebook attracts jointly analyses of English and German. It defines the contrasts and similarities among the 2 languages and, particularly, appears on the query of no matter if contrasts in a single zone of the grammar is systematically on the topic of contrasts in one other, and no matter if there's any ‘directionality’ or team spirit to distinction all through grammar as a complete. it's endorsed that there's, and that English and German can function a case research for a extra common typology of languages than we have.


This quantity can be of curiosity to a variety of linguists, together with scholars of Germanic languages; language typologists; generative grammarians trying to ‘fix the parameters’ on language variation;’ ancient linguists; and utilized linguists.

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