What about typology is useful for language documentation?

Nikolaus P. Himmelmann 1
  • 1 Universität zu Köln, Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Institut für Linguistik, 50923 Köln, Germany
Nikolaus P. Himmelmann

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