LINGUIST List 13.3342

Wed Dec 18 2002

Books: Language Acquisition/Syntax: Lightfoot

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  1. bartonm, Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change: David Lightfoot

Message 1: Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change: David Lightfoot

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 10:53:17 +0000
From: bartonm <>
Subject: Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change: David Lightfoot

Title: Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press		 
Book URL:

Author: David W. Lightfoot, University of Maryland 
Hardback: ISBN: 0199250685, Pages: 448 pp, Price: $ 98.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0199250693, Pages: 448 pp, Price: $ 35.00


This book presents the latest thinking on the nature and causes of
language change. The authors consider how far changes in morphology
(e.g. inflectional word endings) cause changes in syntax (e.g. word
order). They examine such phenomena from the perspective of current
syntactic and psycholinguistic theory, in particular addressing the
issues raised by the hypothesis that grammatical change is driven by
how children acquire language.


Language Acquisition
Linguistic Theories
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)
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