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LINGUIST List 23.4682

Thu Nov 08 2012

Books: Research on Old French: Arteaga (Ed)

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

Date: 08-Nov-2012
From: Jolanda Voogd <Jolanda.Voogdspringer.com>
Subject: Research on Old French: Arteaga (Ed)
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Title: Research on Old French
Subtitle: The State of the Art
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Springer
http://www.springer.com


Book URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/linguistics/book/978-94-007-4767-8


Editor: Deborah L. Arteaga

Hardback: ISBN: 9789400747678 Pages: 391 Price: Europe EURO 137.75


Abstract:

The present volume presents scholarly study into Old French as it is practiced today, in all of its forms, within a variety of theoretical frameworks, from Optimality Theory to Minimalism to Discourse Analysis. Many of the chapters are corpus-based, reflecting a new trend in the field, as more electronic corpora become available.

The chapters contribute to our understanding of both the synchronic state and diachronic evolution, not only of Old French, but of language in general. Its breadth is extensive in that contributors pursue research on a wide variety of topics in Old French focusing on the various subsystems of language.

All examples are carefully glossed and the relevant characteristics of Old French are clearly explained, which makes it uniquely accessible to non-specialists and linguists at all levels of training.



Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): French, Old (fro)


Written In: English (eng)

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