"Greenberg (1963) also established the quantitative typological method, which ascertains crosslinguistic generalizations based on the number of languages attesting specific combinations of structural patterns out of the logical possibilities. Greenberg, following in von der Gabelentz’s footsteps, wanted to find out whether knowing that a language has the constituent order of S(ubject)-O(bject)-V(erb), for example, would lead to knowing “further properties and such and such an overall character” of the language in question. ..." – By Masayoshi Shibatani
"Vocabulary does not contribute to the structure of a language but rather to the typology of contact linguistics. It demonstrates both the political, economic, and cultural influences integrated (and absorbed) over time and, via the connotations of the neologisms which become established, we may detect the attitude of the linguistic community toward those who introduce loans. ..." – By Maria Iliescu
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