Elizabeth M. Riddle

List of John Benjamins publications for which Elizabeth M. Riddle plays a role.


Riddle, Elizabeth M. 2008. Complexity in isolating languages: Lexical elaboration versus grammatical economy. Language Complexity: Typology, contact, change, Miestamo, Matti, Kaius Sinnemäki and Fred Karlsson (eds.), pp. 133–151
Contrary to recent claims that highly analytic or isolating languages are simpler than synthetic languages, in large part due to lack of inflectional affixation in the former, I argue that although isolating Asian languages such as Hmong, Mandarin Chinese, and Thai may be economical in terms of… read more | Article