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LINGUIST List 23.3053

Fri Jul 13 2012

Books: Copies versus Cognates in Bound Morphology: Johanson, Robbeets (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Jul-2012
From: Els van Egmond <egmondebrill.nl>
Subject: Copies versus Cognates in Bound Morphology: Johanson, Robbeets (Eds)
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Title: Copies versus Cognates in Bound Morphology
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture
Published: 2012
Publisher: Brill

Book URL: http://www.brill.nl/copies-versus-cognates-bound-morphology

Editor: Lars Johanson
Editor: Martine Irma Robbeets
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004224070 Pages: 470 Price: Europe EURO 136
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004224070 Pages: 470 Price: U.S. $ 189

Genealogical linguistics and areal linguistics are rarely treated from an
integrated perspective even if they are twin faces of diachronic linguistics. In
"Copies versus Cognates in Bound Morphology" Lars Johanson and Martine
Robbeets take up this challenge. The result is a wealth of empirical facts and
different theoretical approaches, advanced by internationally renowned
specialists and young scholars whose research is highly pertinent to the

"Copies versus Cognates in Bound Morphology" puts genealogical and areal
explanation for shared morphology in a balanced perspective and works out
criteria to distinguish between morphological cognates and copies. Lars
Johanson and Martine Robbeets provide nothing less than the foundations for
a new perspective on diachronic linguistics between genealogical and areal

Contributors include: Alexandra Aikhenvald, Ad Backus, Dik Bakker, Peter
Bakker, Éva Csató, Stig Eliasson, Victor Friedman, Francesco Gardani,
Anthony Grant, Salomé Gutiérrez-Morales, Tooru Hayasi, Ewald Hekking,
Juha Janhunen, Lars Johanson, Brian Joseph, Folke Josephson, Judith
Josephson, Johanna Nichols, Martine Robbeets, Marshall Unger, Nikki van
de Pol, Anna Verschik, Lindsay Whaley

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            Dutch (nld)
                            English (eng)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)
                            Hindi (hin)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Korean (kor)
                            Latin (lat)
                            Portuguese (por)
                            Romanian (ron)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Spanish (spa)
                            Swahili (swh)
                            Swedish (swe)
                            Turkish (tur)
                            Welsh (cym)

Written In: English (eng)

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