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By Bernd Heine

This booklet indicates that the languages and dialects of Europe have gotten more and more alike and moreover that this unifying technique is going again to Roman occasions, is accelerating, and impacts each eu language together with these of other households similar to Basque and Finnish. The unifying method consists of each grammatical element of the languages and operates via alterations so minute that local audio system fail to spot them. The authors demonstrate while, how, and why universal grammatical buildings have developed and proceed to adapt in methods of swap that might remodel the linguistic panorama of Europe.

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One question concerns the magnitude of linguistic evidence. None of the more widely accepted sprachbunds that have been proposed so far is based on a larger amount of linguistic evidence; usually there are at best a dozen linguistic criteria that have been recruited in deWning such areas. 19 Another question concerns the contribution that a study of sprachbunds can make to understanding the history of the languages concerned and the way and the extent to which this history was shaped by language contact.

Europe as a Linguistic Area 11 following list of twelve linguistic features that were mentioned in the course of previous work: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) analytic expression formats; simpliWed case paradigms; presence of deWnite and indeWnite articles; use of ‘have’ and ‘be’ as auxiliaries; non-Pro-Drop character; relatively Wxed verb-second (SVO) sentence level word order; phrasal word order: prepositions and postposed genitives; accusativity; agreement of the Wnite verb with the subject; passive allows the agent; agent and subject are not identical; lexical and phraseological similarities.

2: If a European language employs adverbial subordinators in clause-Wnal position, it is SOV. Now, what deWnes Kortmann’s European core area in particular is the presence of SVO order, prepositions, and adverbial subordinators in clause-initial position. Accordingly, neither of these Euroversals is really relevant to his area, which is characterized by the non-applicability of the properties addressed in these two Euroversals. Overall it turns out that the fewer criteria a given author chooses for typological comparisons, the more likely it is that s/he came up with classiWcations of European languages that disagree with those of other authors.

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