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LINGUIST List 19.2904

Wed Sep 24 2008

Books: Historical Ling/Ling Theories: Bergs, Diewald (Eds)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Constructions and Language Change: Bergs, Diewald (Eds)


Message 1: Constructions and Language Change: Bergs, Diewald (Eds)
Date: 24-Sep-2008
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Constructions and Language Change: Bergs, Diewald (Eds)
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Title: Constructions and Language Change
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 194
Published: 2008
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sp/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110198669-1

Editor: Alexander T. Bergs
Editor: Gabriele Diewald
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110198669 Pages: 271 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110198669 Pages: 271 Price: U.S. $ 157.00 Comment: For orders placed in North America only.
Abstract:

Studies in diachronic linguistics increasingly acknowledge that linguistic
change is highly context-dependent and somehow tied to constructions as
linguistic units. This is the first volume to investigate the role of
constructions and the potential of constructional approaches in linguistic
change. The contributions in this volume comprise both theoretical and
empirical studies, all of which are accessible for a general audience.
While some contributions explicitly aim at comparing and unifying concepts
from both traditional grammatical theories and recent construction grammar
approaches, others offer detailed case studies of exemplary problems from a
constructional point of view. The papers offer a cross-linguistic
perspective and deal with a number of different language families, ranging
from Germanic to Austronesian.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng )

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