LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY

a classification system used to organize languages based on their structural characteristics not historical relationships.

LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY: "Rather than categorizing a linguist on its history, linguistic typology classifies a language based on its structural characteristics."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/linguistic-typology/ (accessed May 10, 2021).
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