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Title: Nonfinite Structures in Theory and Change
Written By: Gary D. Miller

This book seeks to answer the questions: why do grammars change, and why is the rate of such change so variable? A principal focus is on changes in English between the Anglo-Saxon and early modern periods. The author frames his analysis in a comparative framework with extended discussions of language change in a wide range of other Indo-European languages. He deploys Chomsky's minimalist framework in a fruitful marriage of comparative and theoretical linguistics within an argument that will be accessible to practitioners in both fields.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198299605
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 488 pp
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