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Linguistic Universals and Language Change$
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Jeff Good

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199298495

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298495.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Linguistic Universals and Language Change

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This introductory chapter exemplifies different approaches to the problem of understanding the relationship between language universals and language change, using the heuristic categories structural, historical, and external. The chapter is organized as follows: Section 1.2 comments in the term universal; Section 1.3 comments on the term explanation; Section 1.4 summarizes structural approaches; Section 1.5 summarizes historical approaches; and Section 1.6 summarizes external approaches.

Keywords:   language universals, universal change, structural approaches, historical approaches, external approaches

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