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ERIC Number: EJ144837
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Publication Date: 1976
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On Establishing Linguistic Universals: A Case for In-Depth Synchronic Analysis
Cathey, James E.; Demers, Richard A.
Language, 52, 3, 611-630, Sep 76
This article maintains that linguistic generalizations are likely to be invalid when they are based on data whose synchronic status is not well-defined. An example is made of the universal principles of grammatical rule ordering proposed in a 1974 study by Koutsoudas, Sanders, and Noll. (CLK)
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