LINGUIST List 15.3040

Tue Oct 26 2004

Books: Historical Ling/Syntax: Fuß, Trips (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Diachronic Clues to Synchronic Grammar: Fuß, Trips (Eds)

Message 1: Diachronic Clues to Synchronic Grammar: Fuß, Trips (Eds)

Date: 26-Oct-2004
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Diachronic Clues to Synchronic Grammar: Fuß, Trips (Eds)

Title: Diachronic Clues to Synchronic Grammar 
 Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 72  
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: John Benjamins
 Book URL: ;
 Editor: Eric Fuß, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University
 Editor: Carola Trips, University of Stuttgart
 Hardback: ISBN: 1588115879 Pages: viii, 228 pp. Price: U.S. $ 119.00
 Hardback: ISBN: 9027227969 Pages: viii, 228 pp. Price: Europe EURO 99.00
 This volume emphasizes a new line of thinking in generative grammar which
 acknowledges that certain synchronic properties of languages can only be
 fully understood if diachronic data is taken into consideration. The
 central topics addressed in this collection of papers are (1) a critical
 assessment of the hypothesis that certain apparently synchronic
 generalizations are actually the result of the mechanisms of language
 change, (2) an inquiry into how diachronic data can be used to evaluate and
 shape formal analyses of particular synchronic phenomena. Reviving the
 interest in diachronic explanations for synchronic data, the contributions
 provide novel and original diachronic accounts of phenomena that up to now
 have escaped a deeper synchronic explanation, including the nature of EPP
 features, gaps in the distribution of complementizer agreement, and
 counterexamples to the generalization that rich verbal inflection
 correlates with verb movement. 
 Table of contents
 Preface  vii  
 Eric Fuß and Carola Trips 1-29  
 On the development of possessive determiners: Consequences for DP structure 
 Artemis Alexiadou 31-58  
 Diachronic Clues to Pro-drop and complementizer agreement in Bavarian 
 Eric Fuß 59-100  
 Syntactic effects of inflectional morphology and competing Grammars 
 Eric Haeberli 101-130  
 Language change versus grammar change: What diachronic data reveal about
 the distinction between core grammar and periphery 
 Roland Hinterhölzl 131-160  
 The EPP, fossilized movement and reanalysis 
 Andrew Simpson 161-189  
 Restructuring and the development of functional categories 
 Zoe Wu 191-217  
 Index  219-226 
 Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
 Subject Language(s): Bavarian (Language Code: BAR)
 Written In: English  (Language Code: ENG)
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