In Search of Universal Grammar

From Old Norse to Zoque

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| Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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This volume in honor of Jan Terje Faarlund covers the areas in which he has contributed to linguistic theorizing, ranging from in-depth studies of Norwegian and Scandinavian grammar both synchronically and diachronically, to work on the Indian language Chiapas Zoque. The book is organized thematically with two chapters on each topic: The grammar of the Scandinavian languages (Tor A. Åfarli and Christer Platzack); language policies and sociolinguistics (Unn Røyneland and Peter Trudgill); French (Hans Petter Helland and Christine Meklenborg Salvesen); language change (Werner Abraham and Elly van Gelderen); lesser-studied languages (Alice Harris and Jerry Sadock); language acquisition (David Lightfoot and Marit Westergaard); and language evolution (Erika Hagelberg and Salikoko Mufwene). This book will be of interest to a wide range of readers, from students to scholars working on any of the areas covered.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 202]  2013.  vi, 361 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Terje Lohndal
1–6
Scandinavian
On the syntax of the accusative/dative alternation in spatial PPs in Norwegian dative dialects
Tor A. Åfarli
9–26
Spurious topic drop in Swedish
Christer Platzack
27–50
Germanic sociolinguistics
“The voice from below”: Norwegian language reforms in the 21st century
Unn Røyneland
53–76
Gender maintenance and loss in Totenmålet, English, and other major Germanic varieties
Peter Trudgill
77–108
French
Non-finite adjuncts in French
Hans Petter Helland
111–130
Topics and the left periphery: A comparison of Old French and Modern Germanic
Christine Meklenborg Salvesen
131–172
Language change
The developmental logic of the analytic past in German and Polish: An issue of universalism or areal contact?
Werner Abraham
175–194
The diachrony of pronouns and demonstratives
Elly van Gelderen
195–218
Lesser-studied languages
Origins of metathesis in Batsbi
Alice C. Harris
221–238
Indefinitely definite expressions
Jerrold M. Sadock
239–256
Language acquisition
Doing diachrony
David Lightfoot
259–274
The acquisition of linguistic variation: Parameters vs. micro-cues
Marit Westergaard
275–298
Language evolution
The evolution of language
Erika Hagelberg
301–326
Language as technology: Some questions that evolutionary linguistics should address
Salikoko S. Mufwene
327–358
Index
359–362
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012038846