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There has been little explicit discussion of comparative matters in the HPSG literature, but HPSG has a number of properties which make it relevant to comparative syntax. Firstly, it emphasizes detailed formal analyses, often incorporated into a computer implementation. This means that the framework provides firmer foundations than some other approaches for claims about individual languages and about language in general. Secondly, it stresses how little is really known about what is and is notdoi:10.5281/zenodo.3972833 fatcat:6wh3mmk34jgcvly5rfrpkoirsi