The Use of Databases in Cross-linguistic StudieseBook - 2009
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.
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (409 pages) : illustrations, maps