Author: Martin Haspelmath

What is the name of my subfield (or subcommunity): Language typology, linguistic typology, or comparative linguistics?

Many linguists recognize typology as a subfield of linguistics, but what is the precise name of this subfield? “language typology”? “linguistic typology”? or maybe simply “comparative linguistics”? Having a unique name would have a number of advantages for the practitioners, so it seems that they should be interested in converging…