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Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language
by Lindsay J. Whaley –Review by Dong-yi Lin Whaley’s Introduction to Typology is an excellent introductory textbook for courses that deal with language typology or linguistic structures. It assumes no prior knowledge of typology and is accessible to students who lack an advanced understanding of linguistics. Covering not only basic…
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How many languages should a linguist speak?
“Oh, you’re a linguist! How many languages do you speak?” –Article by Dong-yi Lin “What’s your major?” “Linguistics.” “So how many languages do you speak?” “Well, ah, mmm, you know, ……” This constructed dialogue depicts a scenario that many linguistics students have encountered or will eventually encounter in life. As…
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