Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 December 2005

288 Pages | free diagrams

ISBN: 9780199274345

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Possible and Probable Languages

A Generative Perspective on Linguistic Typology

Frederick J. Newmeyer

  • Explains the variety of languages and shows why some cannot exist
  • One of the very few works in typological theory
  • Clear style enlivened with wit
  • Combines the two main linguistic theories - formalism and functionalism
  • Former President of the Linguistics Society of America
  • Main featured speaker at the 2005 German Linguistics Association Conference