Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation

In honor of Scott DeLancey

Tim Thornes | Boise State University
Erik Andvik | SIL International
ORCID logoGwendolyn Hyslop | Australian National University
Joana Jansen | University of Oregon
ISBN 9789027206848 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027271976 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Contributions from both well-known practitioners and new voices in the areas of language typology, historical linguistics, and function-based approaches to language description define this volume, as does its foci in two major geographical areas — southeast Asia and northwestern North America. All of the papers appeal, in one way or another, to functional-historical approaches to explanation. Behind this appeal lies an assumption that languages are selective in their development in ways that are dependent upon the communicative tasks to which they are put. As such, language function accounts for both variation and historical development over time.
[Typological Studies in Language, 103] 2013.  xviii, 294 pp.
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Main BIC Subject

CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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