This work is intended to be an exploratory study of a
possible language universal. Limitations on time and
resources did not allow a statistically valid sampling
technique to be employed in collecting data for the study.
Instead, a convenience sampling technique was used
(Bell 1978: 123-56). The choice of languages ,n the
study was influenced by my familiarity with them as well
as by the availability of informants and recorded/published
data. An attempt was made however, to select...[Show more]
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