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LINGUIST List 24.4424

Wed Nov 06 2013

Books: Comparative Studies in Early Germanic Languages: Diewald, Kahlas-Tarkka, Wischer (Eds)

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

Date: 05-Nov-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Comparative Studies in Early Germanic Languages: Diewald, Kahlas-Tarkka, Wischer (Eds)
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Title: Comparative Studies in Early Germanic Languages
Subtitle: With a focus on verbal categories
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 138
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.138

Editor: Gabriele Diewald
Editor: Leena Kahlas-Tarkka
Editor: Ilse Wischer
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271457 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271457 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271457 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206053 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206053 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206053 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

This volume offers a coherent and detailed picture of the diachronic development of verbal categories of Old English, Old High German, and other Germanic languages. Starting from the observation that German and English show diverging paths in the development of verbal categories, even though they descended from a common ancestor language, the contributions present in-depth, empirically founded studies on the stages and directions of these changes combining historical comparative methods with grammaticalisation theory. This collection of papers provides the reader with an indispensable source of information on the early traces of distinct developments, thus laying the foundation for a broad-scale scenario of the grammaticalisation of verbal categories. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars of language change, grammaticalisation, and diachronic sociolinguistics; it offers important new insights for typologists and for everybody interested in the make-up of verbal categories.

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

Written In: English (eng)

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