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Title: Diachronic and Typological Perspectives on Verbs
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.134
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 134
Description:

This volume applies a diachronic perspective to the verb and mainly deals with typological change affecting tense, aspect, mood and modality in a variety of Indo-European languages (Latin, Romance, Celtic, Germanic, Slavic, Indo-Iranian, Hittite, and Semitic) and the non-Indo-European Turkic, Amerindian and some Australian languages. The analyses of the structural changes and the interchange between the different grammatical categories that cause them which are presented in the chapters of this volume yield astonishing results. The diachronic perspective combined with a comparative approach provides profound knowledge of the typology of the verb and other typological issues and will serve researchers, as well as advanced and beginning of linguistics students in a way that has rarely been encountered before.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Syntax
Typology
Subject Language(s): Latin
Hittite
Language Family(ies): Australian
Semitic
Germanic
Indo-Iranian
Romance
Turkic
Slavic
Celtic
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