Grammatical Change in Indo-European Languages

Papers presented at the workshop on Indo-European Linguistics at the XVIIIth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Montreal, 2007

Vit Bubenik | Memorial University of Newfoundland
John Hewson | Memorial University of Newfoundland
Sarah Rose | Memorial University of Newfoundland
ISBN 9789027248213 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027289292 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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The product of a group of scholars who have been working on new directions in Historical Linguistics, this book is focused on questions of grammatical change, and the central issue of grammaticalization in Indo-European languages. Several studies examine particular problems in specific languages, but often with implications for the IE phylum as a whole. Given the historical scope of the data (over a period of four millennia) long range grammatical changes such as the development of gender differences, strategies of definiteness, the prepositional phrase, or of the syntax of the verbal diathesis and aspect, are also treated. The shifting relevance of morphology to syntax, and syntax to morphology, a central motif of this research, has provoked lively debate in the discipline of Historical Linguistics.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 305] 2009.  xx, 262 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“C'est un volume d'une très grande qualité qui nous est ici proposé. Dans le monde actuel [...] on est souvent submergé d'articles écrits à la hâte et qui n'apportent rien de nouveau. Tel n'est pas le cas ici. On ne saurait trop conseiller la lecture de ce bel ouvrage à tous les collègues intéressés par la linguistique historique.”
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CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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