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Evolved structure of language shows lineage-specific trends in word-order universals

Dunn, Michael; Greenhill, Simon; Levinson, Stephen C.; Gray, Russell

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Languages vary widely but not without limit. The central goal of linguistics is to describe the diversity of human languages and explain the constraints on that diversity. Generative linguists following Chomsky have claimed that linguistic diversity must

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78622
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature09923

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