Changes in Meaning and Function

Studies in historical linguistics with a focus on Spanish

Jorge Fernández Jaén | University of Alicante
Herminia Provencio Garrigós | University of Murcia
ISBN 9789027205360 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027261380 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Diachronic linguistics has been experiencing a strong revival during the last few decades, since an increasing number of researchers have assumed that evolutionary and historical factors must be considered to properly understand how natural languages work. This book offers new data and insights on some of the research lines which are currently being developed within the framework of diachronic language research. The papers brought together in this volume are characterized both by their originality and by their methodological diversity; the reader will thus find herein theoretical as well as empirical works, undertaken from various perspectives of analysis (diachronic cognitive semantics, grammaticalization theory, discursive traditions, historical phraseology, etc.). The final outcome is an eclectic volume which offers valuable information for every reader, regardless of whether they are experienced linguists or junior researchers willing to know the latest epistemological advances in this discipline.
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature, 25] 2020.  xii, 332 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The manuscript I have read contains twelve high quality contributions to the linguistic history of Spanish. Overall, it displays acribic, well-conceived and thoroughly documented pieces of research, knowledgeable in terms of both primary data and specialized literature, finely structured and clearly exposed.”
“Due to both the subject of the volume and the thoroughly written individual chapters, I think that the book will turn out to be a noteworthy contribution to historical linguistics.”
“An important contribution for language change studies in Spanish due to its integrated and stimulating cognitive-functional theoretical background, and to the detailed and thorough description of different constructional and lexical changes in Spanish it presents. [...] [I]s a valuable work on historical linguistics both for Spanish and general linguistics.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009010: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019056159 | Marc record