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typology

 [ti-pol´ah-je]
the study of types; the science of classifying, as bacteria, according to type.

typology

/ty·pol·o·gy/ (ti-pol´ah-je) the study of types; the science of classifying, as bacteria according to type.

typology

the study of types; the science of classifying, as bacteria according to type.
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Unlike typologists, populationists do not try to explain away nature's variability.
Typologists, intending to address the issue right away, criticised the lack of education among Fennicists and Uralists as far as general linguistics is concerned.
traditional Christian typologists see the New Testament as the ultimate
Where the typologists regarded racial characteristics as the properties of species, population genetics in the 1930s demonstrated that the unit of selection was not the species but the gene.
Despite a vigorous anti-typology stance in Australian archaeology (discussed by Holdaway and Stern 2004:298), much archaeological analysis continues to use an approach that would be familiar to mid-20th century typologists.
Although this imprecision can be frustrating for fiduciary typologists and those who wish the law of fiduciary duties to provide firmer guidance on the forms of relationships that are susceptible to treatment as fiduciary, no typology of the fiduciary could be complete without recognizing a few central features: the concept is self-consciously open, flexible, and adaptable to new kinds of relationships (18)--and those relationships trade upon high levels of trust and leave one party in a position of domination, inferiority, or vulnerability.
The author's study provides a basically theory-neutral synchronic description of Eton that will be useful to typologists and comparativists and that offers a solid base for any future research on the language.
7) "the sermon was most frequently likened to a silver trumpet by Puritan typologists, and Cotton Mather's manual for ministerial students, Manuductio ad Ministerium, contains the running title, 'The Angels preparing to Sound the Trumpets.
Though primarily descriptive in nature, the grammar devotes some space to theoretical issues concerned with the voice system, which has long been the subject of debate among linguists and typologists studying western Austronesian languages.
Following the view of typologists like Dixon and Aikhenvald (1997), I will assume that the direct-inverse alternation does not affect the mapping between semantic roles and grammatical functions (parallel to the Japanese yaru/kureru alternation), and that this is a defining characteristic of syntactic direction; it contrasts with the opposition of active/passive/antipassive in this respect (cf.
Second, we call attention to the fact that pronouns are among the elements of language most likely to 'shift around in their paradigms' over time, a fact frequently encountered by linguistic typologists.
Congregational typologists saw falling and decaying leaves as an emblem of impending old age and death: "The first moral lesson taught us by the fading leaf is the certainty of the decay and dissolution of our bodily powers" (Hitchcock 1850: 85).