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Edward Sapir (1884–1939).  Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech.  1921.
 

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more far-reaching, than the contrast of isolating, agglutinative, and fusional. 28
Note 28.  In a book of this sort it is naturally impossible to give an adequate idea of linguistic structure in its varying forms. Only a few schematic indications are possible. A separate volume would be needed to breathe life into the scheme. Such a volume would point out the salient structural characteristics of a number of languages, so selected as to give the reader an insight into the formal economy of strikingly divergent types. [back]

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