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LINGUIST List 20.2762

Fri Aug 14 2009

Books: Sociolinguistics/Psycholinguistics: van Gelderen (Ed)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Cyclical Change: van Gelderen (Ed)

Message 1: Cyclical Change: van Gelderen (Ed)
Date: 14-Aug-2009
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Cyclical Change: van Gelderen (Ed)
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Title: Cyclical Change
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 146
Published: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20146

Editor: Elly van Gelderen
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255297 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255297 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

Linguistic Cycles are ever present in language change and involve a phrase
or word that gradually disappears and is replaced by a new linguistic item.
The most well-known cycles involve negatives, where an initial single
negative, such as 'not,' is reinforced by another negative, such as 'no
thing', and subjects, where full pronouns are reanalyzed as endings on the
verb. This book presents new data and insights on the well-known cyclical
changes as well as on less well-known ones, such as the preposition,
auxiliary, copula, modal, and complementation cycles. Part I covers the
negative cycle with chapters looking in great detail at the steps that are
typical in this cycle. Part II focuses on pronouns, auxiliaries, and the
left periphery. Part III includes work on modals, prepositions, and
complementation. The book ends with a psycholinguistic chapter. This book
brings together linguists from a variety of theoretical frameworks and
contributes to new directions in work on language change.

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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