Linguistic Change in Progress

Papers from a workshop held at the 14th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Vancouver, B.C., 14 August 1999

Henning Andersen | University of California, Los Angeles
ISBN 9789027237262 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781588110817 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027284402 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
This collection of papers consolidates the observation that linguistic change typically is actualized step by step: any structural innovation being introduced, accepted, and generalized, over time, in one grammatical environment after another, in a progression that can be understood by reference to the markedness values and the ranking of the conditioning features. The Introduction to the volume and a chapter by Henning Andersen clarify the theoretical bases for this observation, which is exemplified and discussed in separate chapters by Kristin Bakken, Alexander Bergs and Dieter Stein, Vit Bubenik, Ulrich Busse, Marianne Mithun, Lene Schøsler, and John Charles Smith in the light of data from the histories of Norwegian, English, Hindi, Northern Iroquoian, and Romance. A final chapter by Michael Shapiro adds a philosophical perspective. The papers were first presented in a workshop on “Actualization Patterns in Linguistic Change” at the XIV International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Vancouver, B.C. in 1999.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 219]  2001.  vii, 250 pp.
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“[...] an important volume that reinvigorates the discussion of markedness and especially draws attention to ways in which the relationship between grammar and use can be theorized.”
“[...] this carefully edited volume provides stimulating [...] insights for anyone who is interested in the Hows and Whys of linguistic change.”
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