Regarding syntax, typologists
complained that Uralic scholars, especially those specializing in smaller languages, according to their own deposition tend to disregard syntactic research because they are (allegedly according to their own deposition, too) overtaxed by it.
The scales of difference observed within languages and language families are phenomena for historical linguists and variationists, rather than Optimality Theory typologists
, to explain.
and seekers for 'universals' may know a handful of its general characteristics, but after one or two sentences it is easily ignored.
These patterns have been analyzed by typologists
, and include such phenomena as implicational hierarchies (.
The most distinctive feature of microlith morphology for archaeological typologists
, the configuration of the backed edge, would almost certainly have been obscured during use of the artefact by the haft and any mastic used for mounting.
operate with a fairly large comparative data base, the data problem as I will call it.
On the other hand, typologists
also seem to agree that homogeneous and very abstract meanings, at which linguists normally arrive at the end of their semantic analyses of language-specific categories, are not unproblematic either when taken as the starting point for cross-linguistic research.
It is our aim to present an overview of the Oceanic subgroup, and also to provide sufficient phonological and grammatical data to give typologists
and comparativists a good idea of the nature of these languages, and of how much typological variety there is in this single subgroup.
This belief of the primacy of restrictive over nonrestrictive RCs is found also among typologists
will not find it easy to work with this grammar, but admittedly, Selcan did not write the grammar primarily for syntactic typologists