Perspectives on Language Structure and Language Change

Studies in honor of Henning Andersen

ORCID logoLars Heltoft | University of Copenhagen
Iván Igartua | University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Brian D. Joseph | The Ohio State University
Kirsten Jeppesen Kragh | University of Copenhagen
Lene Schøsler | University of Copenhagen
ISBN 9789027203090 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027262639 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This volume centers on three important theoretical concepts for the study of language change and the ways in which language structure emerges and turns into new structure: reanalysis, actualization, and indexicality. Reanalysis is a part of ongoing everyday language use, a process through which language is reproduced and changed. Actualization refers to the processes through which a reanalyzed structure spreads throughout single communities and society. Indexicality covers the way in which parts of a linguistic system can point to other parts of the system, both syntagmatically and paradigmatically. The inclusion of indexicality leads to fine-grained analysis in morphology, word order, and constructional syntax.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 345] 2019.  ix, 419 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The potential for fruitful co-existence between historically different approaches to language change is also illustrated by the volume, which takes upinternal (‘evolutive’) changes analysable interms of stammbaum-type patterns, grammaticalization, the rise of constructional and word order paradigms as well as the role of external factors.”

Main BIC Subject

CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019002800 | Marc record