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Linguistic Typology

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Volume 11, Issue 1


Some thoughts on the reason for the lesser status of typology in the USA as opposed to Europe

Robert D. Van Valin Jr.
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  • Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf; University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.
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Published Online: 2007-07-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/LINGTY.2007.019


This article addresses the issue of the different status that typology has in American linguistics as opposed to European linguistics. The historical roots of the difference lie in both structural and generative linguistics, in the contrasts between post-Bloomfieldian structuralism in the US vs. Praguean structuralism in Europe, and in the extent of the influence of generative grammar on the two continents.

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*Correspondence address:Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Institut für Sprache und Information, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany

Received: 2005-12-17

Revised: 2006-12-21

Published Online: 2007-07-31

Published in Print: 2007-07-20

Citation Information: Linguistic Typology, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 253–257, ISSN (Online) 1613-415X, ISSN (Print) 1430-0532, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/LINGTY.2007.019.

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