Diachronic and Typological Perspectives on Verbs

Folke Josephson | University of Gothenburg
Ingmar Söhrman | University of Gothenburg
ISBN 9789027206015 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027271815 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This volume applies a diachronic perspective to the verb and mainly deals with typological change affecting tense, aspect, mood and modality in a variety of Indo-European languages (Latin, Romance, Celtic, Germanic, Slavic, Indo-Iranian, Hittite, and Semitic) and the non-Indo-European Turkic, Amerindian and some Australian languages. The analyses of the structural changes and the interchange between the different grammatical categories that cause them which are presented in the chapters of this volume yield astonishing results. The diachronic perspective combined with a comparative approach provides profound knowledge of the typology of the verb and other typological issues and will serve researchers, as well as advanced and beginning of linguistics students in a way that has rarely been encountered before.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 134] 2013.  viii, 443 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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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:  2013012307 | Marc record