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Title The use of databases in cross-linguistic studies / edited by Martin Everaert, Simon Musgrave, Alexis Dimitriadis.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2009.

Series Empirical approaches to language typology, 0933-761X ; 41
Empirical approaches to language typology ; 41.
Subject Linguistics -- Databases.
Typology (Linguistics)
Alt Name Everaert, Martin.
Musgrave, Simon, 1959-
Dimitriadis, Alexis, 1963-
Description 1 online resource (409 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Frontmatter; Contents; Introduction; Designing linguistic databases: A primer for linguists; A typological database of personal and demonstrative pronouns; Databases designed for investigating specific phenomena; How to integrate databases without starting a typology war: The Typological Database System; A contribution to 'two-dimensional' language description: the Typological Database of Intensifiers and Reflexives; StressTyp: A database for word accentual patterns in the world's languages; The typological database of the World Atlas of Language Structures.
Summary This book promotes the development of linguistic databases by describing a number of successful database projects, focusing especially on cross-linguistic and typological research. It has become increasingly clear that ready access to knowledge about cross-linguistic variation is of great value to many types of linguistic research. Such a systematic body of data is essential in order to gain a proper understanding of what is truly universal in language and what is determined by specific cultural settings. Moreover, it is increasingly needed as a tool to systematically evaluate contrasting theo.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783110198744 (electronic bk.)
3110198746 (electronic bk.)
9783110193084 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
3110193086 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612425714
OCLC # 429893123
Additional Format Print version: Use of databases in cross-linguistic studies. Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2009 9783110193084 3110193086 (DLC) 2009004481 (OCoLC)300983874

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