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LINGUIST List 21.3192

Fri Aug 06 2010

Books: Historical Ling/Syntax: Breitbarth, Lucas, Watts, Willi (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Continuity and Change in Grammar: Breitbarth, Lucas, Watts, Willi (Eds)

Message 1: Continuity and Change in Grammar: Breitbarth, Lucas, Watts, Willi (Eds)
Date: 04-Aug-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Continuity and Change in Grammar: Breitbarth, Lucas, Watts, Willi (Eds)
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Title: Continuity and Change in Grammar
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 159
Published: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20159

Editor: Anne Breitbarth
Editor: Christopher Lucas
Editor: Sheila Watts
Editor: David Willi
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288073 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288073 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255426 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255426 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255426 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

One of the principal challenges of historical linguistics is to explain the
'causes' of language change. Any such explanation, however, must also
address the 'actuation problem': why is it that changes occurring in a given
language at a certain time cannot be reliably predicted to recur in other
languages, under apparently similar conditions? The sixteen contributions to the
present volume each aim to elucidate various aspects of this problem, including:
What processes can be identified as the drivers of change? How central are
syntax-external (phonological, lexical or contact-based) factors in triggering
syntactic change? And how can all of these factors be reconciled with the
actuation problem? Exploring data from a wide range of languages from both a
formal and a functional perspective, this book promises to be of interest to
advanced students and researchers in historical linguistics, syntax and their
intersection.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=49668


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