LINGUIST List 15.2791

Wed Oct 06 2004

Books: Historical Linguistics/Morphology: Dahl

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Growth and Maintenance of Linguistic Complexity: Dahl



Message 1: The Growth and Maintenance of Linguistic Complexity: Dahl

Date: 28-Sep-2004
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Growth and Maintenance of Linguistic Complexity: Dahl


Title: The Growth and Maintenance of Linguistic Complexity 
 Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 71  
 
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: John Benjamins
     http://www.benjamins.com/
 
 
 Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%2071 ;
 
 
 Author: Ă–sten Dahl, Stockholm University
 
 Hardback: ISBN: 1588115542 Pages: x, 336 pp. Price: U.S. $ 138.00
 Hardback: ISBN: 9027230811 Pages: x, 336 pp. Price: Europe EURO 115.00
 
 
 Abstract:
 
 This book studies linguistic complexity and the processes by which it arises and is
 maintained, focusing not so much on what one can say in a language as how it is
 said. Complexity is not seen as synonymous with "difficulty" but as an objective
 property of a system--a measure of the amount of information needed to describe
 or reconstruct it. Grammatical complexity is the result of historical processes
 often subsumed under the rubric of grammaticalization and involves what can be
 called mature linguistic phenomena, that is, features that take time to develop. The
 nature and characteristics of such processes are discussed in detail, as well as
 the external and internal factors that favor or disfavor stability and change in
 language. 
 
 
 Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                      Morphology
 
 
 Written In: English  (Language Code: ENG)
 
 See this book announcement on our website: 
 http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=11631

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