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By Tim Thornes (Ed.), Erik Andvik (Ed.), Gwendolyn Hyslop (Ed.), Joana Jansen (Ed.)

Contributions from either recognized practitioners and new voices within the components of language typology, historic linguistics, and function-based techniques to language description outline this quantity, as does its foci in significant geographical components — southeast Asia and northwestern North the United States. the entire papers attraction, in a single method or one other, to functional-historical methods to clarification. at the back of this attraction lies an assumption that languages are selective of their improvement in ways in which are established upon the communicative projects to which they're positioned. As such, language functionality debts for either version and historic improvement through the years.

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