The use of databases in cross-linguistic studies

Martin Everaert, Simon Musgrave, Alexis Dimitriadis

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Abstract

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 theoretical claims. The book includes a chapter on general problems of using databases to handle language data and chapters on a number of individual projects.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherDe Gruyter Mouton
Number of pages409
ISBN (Electronic)9783110198744
ISBN (Print)9783110193084
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Corpus linguistics
  • Language typology

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Everaert, M., Musgrave, S., & Dimitriadis, A. (2009). The use of databases in cross-linguistic studies. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
Everaert, Martin ; Musgrave, Simon ; Dimitriadis, Alexis. / The use of databases in cross-linguistic studies. Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, 2009. 409 p.
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