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On this point, I probably have a different view from that of most typologists, most of whom probably believe that Chomskyan approaches have had no impact whatsoever.
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.' It is an appropriate image, for the tripartite sermon is a dynamic instrument: intellectual and emotional 'vibrations' receive their fundamental character in the small mouthpiece, the Text; they acquire timbre as they pass through the Doctrine, and realize their full effect only in the bell of the Application" (Kimnach, "The Brazen Trumpet" 279).
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. As it happens, we are able to observe the shift of a very important set of pronouns (sira/-nira) that are used as third person pronouns in Old Javanese to a situation in Middle Javanese where they are found with both second and third person function.
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).
The grammar should hold wide appeal, not just for linguists of various stripes (typologists, syntacticlans, morphologists, semanticists, phonologists), but also for anthropologists.
Comrie also, however, saw the danger for typologists of sacrificing depth for breadth.
Modern typologists cannot even agree whether it is more meaningful to lump races into large, fuzzy groups or to split them into smaller units of dozens or even hundreds of populations.
Biblical typologists tend to conflate Crusoe with his "propension" to wander (see Crusoe, 7:2 and passim).