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LINGUIST List 24.2545

Sat Jun 22 2013

Books: Synchrony and Diachrony: Giacalone Ramat, Mauri, Molinelli (Eds)

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Date: 13-Jun-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Synchrony and Diachrony: Giacalone Ramat, Mauri, Molinelli (Eds)
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Title: Synchrony and Diachrony
Subtitle: A dynamic interface
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 133
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.133

Editor: Anna Giacalone Ramat
Editor: Caterina Mauri
Editor: Piera Molinelli
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272072 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272072 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272072 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206008 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206008 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206008 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00

The focus of this volume is on the relation between synchrony and diachrony. It
is examined in the light of the most recent theories of language change and
linguistic variation. What has traditionally been treated as a dichotomy is now
seen rather in terms of a dynamic interface. The contributions to this volume
aim at exploring the most adequate tools to describe and understand the
manifestations of this dynamic interface. Thorough analyses are offered on hot
topics of the current linguistic debate, which are all involved in the analysis of
the synchrony-diachrony interface: gradualness of change, synchronic variation
and gradience, constructional approaches to grammaticalization, the role of
contact-induced transfer in language change, analogy. Case studies are
discussed from a variety of languages and dialects including English, Welsh,
Latin, Italian and Italian dialects, Dutch, Swedish, German and German dialects,
Hungarian. This volume is of great interest to a broad audience within linguistics,
including historical linguistics, typology, pragmatics, and areal linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            German (deu)
                            Hungarian (hun)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Swedish (swe)

Written In: English (eng)

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