15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003


Phonological Typology in Geographical Perspective

Ian Maddieson

University of California at Berkeley, USA

Typological patterns of phonological properties have been studied extensively for the insights they provide on the structure and evolution of human language. However such patterns have not been much examined from the geographical perspective applied to typological properties in morphology and syntax. This paper provides brief discussion and exemplification of the results of a longer-term project to map phonological features of a large sample of languages, and points to some of the insights gained.

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Bibliographic reference.  Maddieson, Ian (2003): "Phonological typology in geographical perspective", In ICPhS-15, 719-722.