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Linguistic Typology

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Volume 11, Issue 1


Extent and limits of linguistic diversity as the remit of typology – but through constraints on what is diversity limited?

Frans Plank
Published Online: 2007-07-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/LINGTY.2007.005


1. Finishing unfinished business

1.1. The first true linguistic typologist – recognisable as a predecessor by the likes of ourselves, now publishing in journals like Linguistic Typology – was Giovanni Domenico Campanella (1568–1639). A Dominican friar from Calabria (Fra Tommaso by monastic name) who was to rise to lasting fame as a utopian social thinker with his La città del sole, Campanella was a philosopher in the wide and colourful Renaissance sense. As was the standard repertoire, his Philosophia realis (1623) covered Physiologia, Ethica, Politica, and Oeconomica, and his Philosophia rationalis (1638) continued with Dialectica, Grammatica, Rhetorica, Poetica, and Historiographia; but, with labour not yet divided between scholar and wizard, Campanella also distinguished himself as a seeker of arcaner truths.

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*Correspondence address:Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany

Received: 2007-02-23

Revised: 2007-03-05

Published Online: 2007-07-31

Published in Print: 2007-07-20

Citation Information: Linguistic Typology, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 43–68, ISSN (Online) 1613-415X, ISSN (Print) 1430-0532, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/LINGTY.2007.005.

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