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Books: Historical Linguistics/Morphology: Dammel

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        1.     Julia Ulrich , Konjugationsklassenwandel [Conjugation class change]: Dammel

Message 1: Konjugationsklassenwandel [Conjugation class change]: Dammel
Date: 21-Dec-2010
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Konjugationsklassenwandel [Conjugation class change]: Dammel
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Title: Konjugationsklassenwandel [Conjugation class change]
Subtitle: Prinzipien des Ab-, Um- und Ausbaus verbalflexivischer Allomorphie in germanischen Sprachen
Series Title: Studia Linguistica Germanica 103
Published: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110240344-1

Author: Antje Dammel
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110240351 Pages: 333 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110240344 Pages: 333 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

Conjugation classes, e.g. strong verbs with change of vowel versus weak
verbs with a t-suffix to express tense represent formal differentiations
without functional equivalent. Thus, at first glance, they appear to
complicate the language system. This study shows that conjugation classes
by no means must be necessarily downgraded in the history of Germanic
languages but rather maintained and reorganized. On the other hand it shows
that their change is not arbitrary but steered by principles, e.g. linked
functionally to grammatical categories such as tense.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
Language Family(ies): Germanic

Written In: German, Standard (deu )

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