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Title:Systematic typological comparison as a tool for investigating language history
Bibliographic Citation:Reesink, Ger, Dunn, Michael; 2012-12-20; Kaipuleohone University of Hawai'i Digital Language Archive;http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4560.
Creator:Reesink, Ger
Dunn, Michael
Date (W3CDTF):2012-12-20
Description:Similarities between languages can be due to 1) homoplasies because of a limited design space, 2) common ancestry, and 3) contact-induced convergence. Typological or structural features cannot prove genealogy, but they can provide historical signals that are due to common ancestry or contact (or both). Following a brief summary of results obtained from the comparison of 160 structural features from 121 languages (Reesink, Singer & Dunn 2009), we discuss some issues related to the relative dependencies of such features: logical entailment, chance resemblance, typological dependency, phylogeny and contact. This discussion focusses on the clustering of languages found in a small sample of 11 Austronesian and 8 Papuan languages of eastern Indonesia, an area known for its high degree of admixture.
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Identifier:Reesink, Ger and Michael Dunn. 2012. Systematic typological comparison as a tool for investigating language history Nicholas Evans and Marian Klamer (eds). 2012. Melanesian Languages on the Edge of Asia: Challenges for the 21st Century, 34–71. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
978-0-9856211-2-4
Identifier (URI):http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4560
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Relation:LD&C Special Publication
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
Table Of Contents:reesink.pdf
Type:Book Chapter
Type (DCMI):Text

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