This blog post suggests a rather interesting concept of writer/reader -responsible languages. Basically, this quote expresses the idea: English is a writer-responsible language. That means it ...
First of all, I understand that these typological distinctions are not absolute and almost all languages show signs of almost all morphological strategies but most display a certain tendency towards ...
Are there any languages that are more analytic than English other than Afrikaans in the Indo-European family?
Are there any languages that are more analytic than (or as analytic as) English other than Afrikaans in the Indo-European family?
In some Austronesian languages, which typically lack inflection, subjects appear structurally identical to their objects. What constructs do Verb-Subject-Object languages use to distinguish the two?
It seems that all the things which reflect grammatical gender in languages have to do with inflectional (presumably also agglutinative) morphology, such as agreement. But is that just coincidence, it ...
It's generally accepted that languages go through a cycle of changes to their morphological type. English is losing its inflectional endings and becoming more isolating/analytic. But what about the ...