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LINGUIST List 24.3236

Sat Aug 10 2013

Books: Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation: Thornes, Andvik, Hyslop, Jansen (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Aug-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation: Thornes, Andvik, Hyslop, Jansen (Eds)
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Title: Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation
Subtitle: In honor of Scott DeLancey
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 103
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/tsl.103

Editor: Tim Thornes
Editor: Erik Andvik
Editor: Gwendolyn Hyslop
Editor: Joana Jansen
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271976 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271976 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271976 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206848 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206848 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206848 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

Contributions from both well-known practitioners and new voices in the areas of language typology, historical linguistics, and function-based approaches to language description define this volume, as does its foci in two major geographical areas — southeast Asia and northwestern North America. All of the papers appeal, in one way or another, to functional-historical approaches to explanation. Behind this appeal lies an assumption that languages are selective in their development in ways that are dependent upon the communicative tasks to which they are put. As such, language function accounts for both variation and historical development over time.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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