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typology

 [ti-pol´ah-je]
the study of types; the science of classifying, as bacteria, according to type.
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As claimed by Riches and Genesee (2006), the transfer of orthographic and cognate vocabulary knowledge is more likely in languages that are typologically similar (e.g.
Not that martyrdom within anti-western movements is in any sense typologically stable; when the Egyptian intellectual Sayyid Al-Qutb devised a justification for killing Muslims who were allied with American and European imperialists, he fundamentally transformed traditional understandings of what it means to carry out holy war.
The final paper in this section on diachronic linguistics is Ondrej Tichy and Jan Cermak's "Measuring Typological Syntheticity of English Diachronically with the Use of Corpora." Inspired by Benedikt Szmrecsanyi's (2012) work, which challenges the widely held idea that English has evolved typologically from a synthetic to an analytic status, Tichy and Cermak propose a different measure, by using the standard Shannon entropy formula, which allows them to confirm the traditional assumption quantitatively and thus reject that of Szmrecsanyi (2012).
Another area of interest in TAP languages, focused on in almost all language sketches of this volume, are alignment systems, which show high diversity and typologically significant features.
What's more, by shunning clean walls as well as wholesale transformation, Lacaton and Vassal at once flouted the two categories around which debates on contemporary art museums tend to turn: the white cube and heavy-handed "signature architecture." Of course, the repurposing of historically significant or typologically defunct buildings for the display of art is not uncommon.
How to compare two typologically identical products in a competitive environment?
Typologically, (5) a referendum within the Greek constitutional order is a state referendum in the sense that the plebiscite initiative strictly belongs to State institutions of both the legislative and executive branches.
In Memoriam, he argues, is structured typologically, running backwards and forwards in time due to its dedication page marking the date of Hallam's death and its detached proem dated 1849 (the only section to bear a date) that recants all that follows.
In the phonetic literature, preaspiration is noted as being typologically rare, and when present, it is usually employed as a cover term for a variety of segmental configurations, including a spirant homorganic to a following oral plosive (e.g.
(3) My contention is that Vaughan, following a distinctly Protestant meditative mode in "The Water-fall," has arranged his symbolic landscape typologically to express the notion of divine circularity in order to establish the metaphoric and emotional closure of Silex Scintillans.
Divided into three movements, the book shifts with impressive ease from author-centered chapters to chapters focusing on literary techniques of estrangement and translation, to chapters organized typologically around the figures of the slave and the woman who exemplify the way we abject most the strangers we most need.