Grammatical Change and Linguistic Theory

The Rosendal papers

| University of Iceland
ISBN 9789027233776 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027291578 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
This book contains 15 revised papers originally presented at a symposium at Rosendal, Norway, under the aegis of The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The overall theme of the volume is ‘internal factors in grammatical change.’ The papers focus on fundamental questions in theoretically-based historical linguistics from a broad perspective. Several of the papers relate to grammaticalization in different ways, but are generally critical of ‘Grammaticalization Theory’. Further papers focus on the causes of syntactic change, pinpointing both extra-syntactic (exogenous) causes and – more controversially – internally driven (endogenous) causes. The volume is rounded up by contributions on morphological change ‘by itself.’ A wide range of languages is covered, including Tsova-Tush (Nakh-Dagestan), Zoque, and Athapaskan languages, in addition to Indo-European languages, both the more familiar ones and some less well-studied varieties.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 113]  2008.  vi, 441 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Thórhallur Eythórsson
Grammaticalization in a speaker-oriented theory of change
Henning Andersen
'Degrammaticalization' versus typology: Reflections on a strained relationship
John Ole Askedal
Cascading parameter changes: Internally-driven change in Middle and Early Modern English
Theresa Biberauer and Ian Roberts
The rise and development of analytic perfects in Italo-Romance
Michela Cennamo
Raising patterns in Old High German
Ulrike Demske
The new passive in Icelandic really is a passive
Thórhallur Eythórsson
A mentalist interpretation of grammaticalization theory
Jan Terje Faarlund
Linguistic cycles and Economy Principle: The role of Universal Grammar in language change
Elly van Gelderen
Explaining exuberant agreement
Alice C. Harris
From resultatives to anteriors in Ancient Greek: On the role of paradigmaticity in semantic change
Dag T.T. Haug
Lexical nonsense and morphological sense: On the real importance of 'folk etymology' and related phenomena for historical linguists
Martin Maiden
The diffusion of systemic changes through the inflectional system: Evidence from person-number inflection in the Nordic languages and German
Kjartan G. Ottósson
Left Branch Extraction of nominal modifiers in Old Scandinavian
Christer Platzack
On incorporation in Athapaskan languages: Aspects of language change
Keren Rice
Argument marking from Latin to Modern Romance languages: An illustration of 'combined grammaticalisation processes'
Lene Schøsler
“The book organized by Eythórsson contains many interesting studies, with different theoretical backgrounds and implications. Certainly more than one of the papers will be of interest to any researcher working in Historical Linguistics.”
“The wide variety of approaches taken by the authors of this volume make it a valuable contribution to historical linguistics. This is an excellent example of the productivity of conversation across theories and subfields.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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