Tag: linguistic-typology

34 Are there languages with other spatial deixis besides "here", "there" and "over there"? 2011-09-21T22:51:42.913

34 What is word order used for in "free word order" languages? 2012-02-23T06:59:56.103

29 Is there really a difference between agglutinative and non-agglutinative languages when spoken? 2011-11-25T05:51:31.247

17 In languages with grammatical gender, how do they determine the gender when a new word has been created? 2013-01-07T23:55:17.263

16 What's the global difference between nouns and verbs? 2011-10-10T18:16:29.997

13 "Overabundant nouns" in Italian: do they exist in other languages? 2011-09-17T09:23:58.790

13 Why do tone and simple syllable structure appear to be correlated? 2011-10-05T06:56:22.080

12 Is the very concept of the phoneme disputed? 2011-09-16T08:46:33.510

12 What's the difference between accusative, unaccusative, ergative, and unergative? 2011-10-22T21:24:35.023

11 About how much does language typology correlate with genetic relationships among languages? 2012-04-28T05:15:53.443

11 What languages are the most similar to English? 2012-08-25T20:40:07.887

11 Are there natural languages with the following properties (seen in Esperanto)? 2017-06-12T12:53:36.837

10 Are any of the isolating languages of East Asia showing signs of gaining inflections? 2011-09-22T00:51:55.507

10 Are there any databases of geographical language distribution? 2011-10-16T13:41:49.570

10 What is known or believed about the origin of Semitic-type root-and-template morphology? 2014-05-19T00:17:50.337

10 How to distinguish a polysynthetic language from other languages? When is something a word? 2016-07-26T13:50:06.060

9 What are the different ways in which languages express the notion of passivity? 2011-11-03T05:20:30.080

9 What are the alternate morphological typologies to isolating, agglutinative, fusional, polysyntehtic, etc.? 2011-11-28T14:06:38.620

9 What's a simple example of how Mongolian is radically dependent-marking? 2011-12-05T19:35:05.757

9 Gender of mixed groups defaulting to masculine – how common? 2012-03-27T12:29:06.460

9 How usual is it for languages to have both prepositions and postpositions? 2012-04-06T10:47:29.010

9 Which indigenous languages have marked Ancestral/Mythological Past in grammars? 2013-01-23T21:01:20.853

8 Is there a term for the theory that languages move from one morphological typology to the next in a fixed cycle? 2011-09-20T16:52:31.153

8 Uniformitarianism in diachronic typology 2012-02-09T23:21:40.240

8 Languages with subordinate imperatives? 2013-12-17T21:41:41.773

8 Languages where articles occur to the right of nouns 2017-10-19T14:02:51.710

8 Are there languages in which adverbs inflect? 2018-01-02T02:39:28.240

7 Relationship between SOV word order and osV prefixes 2011-09-21T18:29:26.687

7 Are there some analyses or linguists with the view that Chinese does not have lexical word class? 2011-10-02T21:55:43.323

7 Which languages have zero markers of comparative degree that coexist with non-zero comparative markers? 2011-10-23T05:01:49.160

7 Consonant length-differences by prominence 2012-03-11T01:48:47.480

7 Constituent Order and Alignment 2013-10-19T06:03:38.557

7 Is Thai a stress- or syllable-timed language, and does it matter? 2013-12-27T01:45:18.760

7 A list of parts of speech 2015-07-09T00:42:34.637

7 Do there exist languages with wh-prepositions? 2016-11-20T09:30:48.277

6 Is there a proposed parameter of 'copula-drop'? 2012-02-19T22:21:52.650

6 Are there any "universal" aspects to "adjective sequence" 2012-03-09T15:48:02.680

6 What is the difference between syllable-timing and stress-timing? 2012-08-14T20:41:45.907

6 How common is phonemic vowel length across languages? 2013-06-13T00:15:12.543

6 Are ditransitives (or tritransitives?) cross-linguistically attested? 2013-11-07T12:26:58.520

6 Is the case described below hypothetical or does it occur in natural languages? 2014-01-27T08:10:09.630

6 relative complexity of languages 2014-12-12T11:34:44.230

6 Are there languages without subordination/only with parataxis? 2015-09-27T04:59:01.603

5 How common is word order change? 2011-11-02T22:16:49.443

5 Traits that are common in the Americas and rare elsewhere 2012-01-07T20:32:18.567

5 Citations for morpheme/word counts? 2012-05-15T09:06:07.857

5 Word order typology in Germanic 2012-10-26T10:41:56.323

5 TAM categories: Can they be predicted from their numbers (a language's TAM inventory size)? 2015-08-12T00:38:09.507

5 How frequent are different morphosyntactic types? 2015-11-09T06:47:54.140

5 Are sound changes regular? 2016-01-21T18:05:48.447

5 Are there any languages with minimal distinctions between the noun and verb categories? 2016-08-04T03:27:16.097

5 Is there a negative correlation between the number of speakers of a language and its morphological richness? 2016-10-09T20:13:11.100

5 Is there a dominant sequence in which a language throughout its evolution changes its type? 2017-03-14T19:23:01.340

5 Are there languages with both the singulative and the main verb 'have'? 2017-08-08T14:55:56.783

5 Has there been cross-linguistic work on differential adjective-noun order? 2017-11-10T21:51:13.710

4 Comparative markers coming from low degree markers ("attenuatives")? (List such languages.) 2011-10-23T04:51:49.180

4 Where is Welsh on the analytic/synthetic spectrum? 2012-04-05T04:36:19.857

4 Are there any languages that are more analytic than English other than Afrikaans in the Indo-European family? 2013-02-12T06:56:06.947

4 Singular versus plural in certain locutions: Is there a name for this? 2013-10-15T23:26:50.833

4 The "affectee-subject HAVE" construction in English 2013-11-27T19:49:29.080

4 Which languages use possessive adjectives as their primary way of expressing possession? 2014-06-05T22:44:04.177

4 Is there a language without words which correspond to the concepts 'I', 'They', 'We' 2014-10-28T13:55:13.130

4 What sub-field in linguistics should I study to help me learn foreign languages? 2014-11-10T16:46:23.843

4 Terminology for a group of words derived from a common stem? 2015-10-06T22:46:55.900

4 Constructions like the double accusative outside of the Ancient Greek word "διδασκειν" 2017-04-02T12:10:36.773

4 What are some of the most prefixing languages? 2017-04-17T22:08:24.597

4 What's the acoustic difference between laterals and nasals 2017-06-16T22:01:30.520

4 What do languages without a schwa vowel have in common? 2017-07-27T18:11:54.220

4 Are there any languages that place subjects and direct objects before the verbs, but everything else after? 2017-11-19T18:48:30.630

4 Are negative comparative operators like "less" typologically rarer than their positive counterparts? 2017-11-27T14:32:32.983

3 Is there a database of interlinear glosses of subordination-examples? 2011-09-22T12:30:50.947

3 German is SOV: should it not have been "Ich ein Berliner bin"? 2011-11-21T22:35:52.693

3 Distinction between definiteness and specificity 2012-03-23T01:27:46.960

3 Dimensions of a verb 2012-10-19T02:48:19.793

3 A syntactic approach to possessives 2012-11-01T23:16:28.883

3 Alternatives to the Perfect Aspect 2014-04-23T09:14:05.803

3 English verbs - how many types/classifications? 2014-07-31T19:38:19.623

3 Languages with 0 Number? 2015-02-10T07:54:47.987

3 How do caseless ergative languages work? 2015-03-11T23:37:43.747

3 Is the concept of a verb-subject complete sentence a cultural/linguistic invariant? 2015-04-02T14:41:59.403

3 Does "adding a sixth" mean adding a fifth? 2015-05-03T06:35:57.140

3 Languages without a lexical entry for "before" 2015-06-18T22:18:28.837

3 Languages showing affricate-to-plosive fortition (especially diachronically) 2015-08-23T20:32:49.520

3 What is the study of language usage types [a question, an answer, a criticism, a complaint an elaboration, etc] 2015-10-14T19:17:47.207

3 Looking for quantitative studies on languages' degree of synthesis 2015-10-18T13:25:49.270

3 Are there languages with simple morphology and free word order? 2016-07-20T08:19:24.283

3 Which non-Asian languages use a single morpheme for clausal and subject/agent nominalisation? 2017-01-14T14:08:47.340

3 How common, crosslinguistically speaking, are 'bare NP' temporal adverbials? 2017-02-01T10:31:42.873

3 Metric For Morphological Richness Across Languages 2017-02-08T00:59:33.310

3 Transitive nouns (and adjectives) evidences from early Indo-Aryan languages 2017-05-05T16:05:14.050

3 wals chapter 136 m-t pronouns paradigmatic 2017-05-16T13:04:39.503

3 The difference between isolating and analytic languages? 2017-05-31T14:21:41.967

3 On +/-Pied-Piping of A's in AP's containing wh-degree words 2017-07-02T09:56:47.627

3 Is there a purely singulative-collective language? 2017-07-03T18:14:29.410

3 Machine Translation: Why is Japanese-English the only pair where rules are still used? 2017-08-17T21:07:27.360

3 Is the obligatory omission of tense/aspect/mood marking in polar interrogatives common? 2017-10-22T06:55:48.027

3 Tone associated to segments other than vowels 2017-11-29T10:11:21.747

3 What subfield of linguistics studies curious or unique features of natural languages? 2018-01-14T15:47:12.057

3 What grammatical features do SOV languages often share? 2018-02-11T02:33:23.803