More Languages Than We Might Have Thought. Fewer Languages Than There Might Have BeenPDF
In working toward an understanding of the syntactic component of the human language faculty, syntacticians necessarily ask question after question. One prominent question is: (1) What properties do all languages have in common? A related question is: (2) How exactly do languages vary in their syntax and what are the principled limits on that variation?
Keywords: Languages. Dialects. Syntax. Variation.
Language: itSubmitted: April 18, 2016 Accepted: July 7, 2016 Published: Sept. 30, 2016