By Bernd Kortmann
In what methods can dialectologists and language typologists cash in on each one others' paintings whilst having a look around the fence? this can be the guiding query of this quantity, which contains follow-up questions similar to: How can dialectologists benefit from adopting the massive physique of insights in and hypotheses on language edition and language universals popular from paintings in language typology, significantly practical typology? Vice versa, what can typologists study from the research of non-standard forms? What are attainable contributions of dialectology to areal typologies and the examine of grammaticalization? What are vital theoretical and methodological implications of this new form of collaboration within the research of language edition? The 18 individuals, between them many uncommon dialectologists, sociolinguists and typologists, tackle those and different novel questions about the root of analyses of the morphology and syntax of a huge variety of dialects (Germanic, Romance, Balto-Slavic, Indo-Aryan).