Languages considered in typologcial research

Sonja Erlenkamp sonjaerlenkamp at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 21 12:57:53 UTC 2011

A late comment from me, but nevertheless:
I am sure of one thing: signed languages are still greatly underrepresented in typological work and this will remain this way unless more cooperation between spoken language typologists and signed language typologists is established and it has become a second nature to think both language types when talking about language.
All the best!
Sonja Erlenkamp
Professor in signed language linguistics
University College of Sør-Trøndelag
Faculty of teacher and interpreter education
7004 Trondheim

Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 18:42:38 +0100
From: W.Schulze at LRZ.UNI-MUENCHEN.DE
Subject: Languages considered in typologcial research

Dear friends,
just a short (and maybe silly?) question: Is anybody aware of some kind of statistics that considers to which extent the individual languages of the world are dealt with in the typological literature? It would be interesting to see where (and why !) there are both lacunae and statistic 'peaks'. The issue could be refined if one includes the classical linguistics domains such as phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics etc. Such a "World Atlas of Linguistics Data" (just to give it a name) would not only help motivating researchers to fill up lacunae, but also help understanding what the reasons may be for certain preferences...
Best wishes,



Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulze                                                                     
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