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Edith A. Moravcsik

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Edith A. Moravcsik is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology (2010) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
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Data de naixement
1939-05-02
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
Hungary (birth)
USA
Lloc de naixement
Budapest, Hungary
Professions
Linguist

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It is a well written work, and in such a way that it would make a great course for sophomore linguists, who get tangled in terminology and, by lack of choice, find themselves drawn into a particular paradigm (or no paradigm). At least so it happens where I've seen it happen.

Two shortcomings leap to the eye:
a) some "basic" terminology is never explained; what are "selector" and "selectee" one is supposed to know to get other, more basic stuff, explained. Maybe that is included in the "Introduction to Syntax", meant to be taught in parallel or as a prerequisite. I did not read that, and this mitigates this particular quibble.
b) the end of the book seems to be written in a rush, accelerating and crumbling like an inscription on a wall running to an end. One may suppose that the theories described in the penultimate chapter are increasingly unimportant or non-influential, or aged, but I do not want to suppose that. The last chapter is obviously written in a train.

Other than that, it is an outstanding work that I'd recommend any beginner (or a student who, as is usually the case, is advanced and confused).
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