Grammatical Change and Linguistic Theory

The Rosendal papers

ORCID logoThórhallur Eythórsson | University of Iceland
ISBN 9789027233776 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027291578 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
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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.
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“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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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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