Oxford textbooks in linguistics is a new series of course textbooks for second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate university students it is assumed that the student will have completed a first year introductory course in general linguistics the books will be suitable for students specializing in linguistics or taking linguistics options as part of a languages humanities or . Oxford university press is a department of the university of oxford it furthers the universitys objective of excellence in research scholarship and education by publishing worldwide. The oxford handbook of language typology provides a critical overview of work in linguistic typology it examines the directions and challenges of research and shows how these reflect and inform work on the development of linguistic theory the handbook describes what typologists have revealed about language in general and what they have discovered and continue to discover about the richly . This textbook provides a critical introduction to major research topics and current approaches in linguistic typology the study of structural variation in human language and of the limits on that variation jae jung song draws on a wide range of cross linguistic data to describe what linguistic typology has revealed both about language in general and about the rich variety of ways in which . Linguistic typology is a research program that aims to describe and understand linguistic variation distinguishing between properties which are shared across languages for historical reasons and properties shared for other reasons to do with the nature of language the preferred method is comparison of very large numbers of languages sampled so as to control for genealogical and areal
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