ERIC Number: ED067961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-30
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Syntactic Typology and Contrastive Studies. Research on Syntactic Typology, Volume I of III Volumes. A Final Substantive Report.
Anderson, Stephen R.; Andrews, Avery D.
This first volume of a three-part language research study states and illustrates that the point of departure for comparative analysis of two languages rests on a comprehensive typology in each of a number of areas of grammar. The report suggests that a limited set of functions can be isolated, and that the range of grammatical possibilities open to any given language within each of these areas can be narrowly delimited. The two grammar points considered here as examples are relative clause formation rules and case marking phenomena. Both issues are discussed in detail, and numerous examples from widely varying world languages are provided. For Volumes 2 and 3 of this study, see FL 003 683 and FL 003 684. (VM)
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Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Language Research Foundation, Cambridge, MA.