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Title: Interdependence of Diachronic and Synchronic Analyses
Edited By: Folke Henrik Josephson
Ingmar Söhrman
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%20103
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 103
Description:

The focus of this volume is the interdependence of diachrony and synchrony
in the investigation of syntactic structure. A diverse set of modern and
ancient languages is investigated from this perspective, including Hittite,
the Classical languages, Old Norse, Coptic, Bantu languages, Australian
languages and Creoles. A variety of topics are covered, including TAM,
diathesis, valency, case marking, cliticization, and grammaticalization.
This volume should be of interest to syntacticians, typologists, and
historical linguists with an interest in syntax and morphology.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Coptic
Hittite
Norse, Old
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027205701
ISBN-13: 9789027205704
Prices: Europe EURO 110.00
U.S. $ 165.00