Linguistic Typology


·         Maailman kielten erilaisuus ja samuus ['The diversity and the unity of the world's languages', in Finnish]. Helsinki: Gaudeamus. 1997. (pp. 317)

·         Maailman kielten erilaisuus ja samuus. 2nd revised and enlarged edition. University of Turku: Publications in General Linguistics 4. 2001 (pp. xii, 436).

·         Ten non-European languages [= Diyari, Hindi, Hua, Rapanui, Swahili, Tamil, Wari', West Greenlandic, Yagua, Yoruba]: An aid to the typologist. University of Turku: Publications in General Linguistics 9. 2005 (pp. 307).

·         Maailman kielten erilaisuus ja samuus, 3rd revised and enlarged edition, vol. I. University of Turku, Publications in General Linguistics 12. 2008. (pp. xxii, 371)

·         Maailman kielten erilaisuus ja samuus, vol. II. University of Turku, Publications of General Linguistics 13. 2009. (pp. 366)

    Selected articles:

·         Two notions of universal grammar. SKY: Yearbook of the Finnish Association of Linguistics. 1991, 53−90.

·         Iconicity, analogy, and universal grammar. Journal of Pragmatics 22/1, 1994, 37−53.

·         Concerning the status of implicational universals. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung 51/2, 1998, 157−163.

·         Remarks on polysynthesis. SKY Journal of Linguistics 12, 1999, 45−62.

·         Concerning the universality of the noun vs. verb distinction. SKY Journal of Linguistics 14, 2001, 75−86.

·         The relation of non-Western approaches to linguistic typology. M. Haspelmath et al. (eds.): Language typology and language universals: An international handbook, Vol. 1. Berlin / New York: de Gruyter. 2001, 275−279.

·         Philosophy of typological linguistics: Intuition, analogy, and empathy. Appendix 5 of What is Language? 2003, 172−199 (cf. Methodology / Philosophy of Linguistics).

·         A case system with optional and interchangeable endings. 2003. Available for download.

·         Typological explanation and iconicity. Logos and Language V/1, 2004, 21−33.

·         Remarks on the typology of Uralic languages. Invited talk given at the Uralic Typology Database conference, Vienna, September 2008. Available for download.

·         (with Anneli Pajunen) A few remarks on World Atlas of Language Structures. Available for download.

·         The blind spot of contemporary typological linguistics: The role of zero. Available for download.

·         Concerning Dahl’s (2004) notion of ‘linguistic complexity’. Available for download.

·         Concerning the role of induction in typological linguistics.  Available for download.