This page contains links to a number of maps showing distribution of language types, based on a large typological database (see Dryer 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992 inter alia). I plan to add further maps in the future.

Map of OV (object before verb) and VO (object after verb)
Map of orders of object and verb and subject and verb
Map of AN (adjective before noun) and NA (adjective after noun) languages
Large map of AN (adjective before noun) and NA (adjective after noun) languages
Map of AN (adjective before noun) and NA (adjective after noun) in OV and VO languages
Map showing language with and without case distinguishing subject and object
Map showing language with and without case distinguishing subject and object in SV&OV and in SVO languages

Link to page with Language Family Maps

 

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