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LINGUIST List 21.1397

Mon Mar 22 2010

Books: Applied Ling/Socioling/Typology: Hickey (Ed)

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Motives for Language Change: Hickey (Ed)

Message 1: Motives for Language Change: Hickey (Ed)
Date: 17-Mar-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Motives for Language Change: Hickey (Ed)
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Title: Motives for Language Change
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Editor: Raymond Hickey
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521135245 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 16.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521135245 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Abstract:

Note: This is a new version of a previously announced book.

This specially commissioned volume considers the processes involved in
language change and the issues of how they can be modelled and studied. The
way languages change offers an insight into the nature of language itself,
its internal organisation, and how it is acquired and used. Accordingly,
the phenomenon of language change has been approached from a variety of
perspectives by linguists of many different orientations. This book,
originally published in 2003, brings together an international team of
leading figures from different areas of linguistics to re-examine some of
the central issues in this field and also to discuss new proposals. The
volume is arranged into sections, including grammaticalisation, the
typological perspective, the social context of language change and
contact-based explanations. It seeks to cover the subject as a whole,
bearing in mind its relevance for the general analysis of language, and
will appeal to a broad international readership.

Introduction. Raymond Hickey;

Part I. The Phenomenon of Language Change:
1. On change in 'E-language'. Peter Matthews;
2. Formal and functional motivation for language change. Frederick J.
Newmeyer;

Part II. Linguistic Models and Language Change:
3. Metaphors, models and language change. Jean Aitchison;
4. Log(ist)ic and simplistic S-curves. David Denison;
5. Regular suppletion. Richard Hogg;
6. On not explaining language change: optimality theory and the Great Vowel
Shift. April McMahon;

Part III. Grammaticalization:
7. Grammaticalization: cause or effect? David Lightfoot;
8. From subjectification to intersubjectification. Elizabeth Traugott;

Part IV. The Social Context for Language Change:
9. On the role of the speaker in language change. James Milroy;

Part V. Contact-based Explanations:
10. The quest for the most 'parsimonious' explanations: endogeny vs.
contact revisited. Markku Filppula;
11. Diagnosing prehistoric language contact. Malcolm Ross;
12. The ingenerate motivation of sound change. Gregory K. Iverson and
Joseph C. Salmons;
13. How do dialects get the features they have? On the process of new
dialect formation. Raymond Hickey;

Part VI. The Typological Perspective:
14. Reconstruction, typology, and reality. Bernard Comrie;
15. Reanalysis and typological change. Raymond Hickey.


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng )

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