LINGUIST List 19.1235

Fri Apr 11 2008

Books: Ling Theories/Syntax/Morphology: Eythórsson (Ed)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Grammatical Change and Linguistic Theory: Eythórsson (Ed)

Message 1: Grammatical Change and Linguistic Theory: Eythórsson (Ed)
Date: 10-Apr-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Grammatical Change and Linguistic Theory: Eythórsson (Ed)
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Title: Grammatical Change and Linguistic Theory Subtitle: The Rosendal papers Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 113 Published: 2008 Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Thórhallur Eythórsson Hardback: ISBN: 9789027233776 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027233776 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 162.00

This book contains 15 revised papers originally presented at a symposium atRosendal, Norway, under the aegis of The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) atthe Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The overall theme of thevolume is 'internal factors in grammatical change.' The papers focus onfundamental questions in theoretically-based historical linguistics from abroad perspective. Several of the papers relate to grammaticalization indifferent ways, but are generally critical of 'Grammaticalization Theory'.Further papers focus on the causes of syntactic change, pinpointing bothextra-syntactic (exogenous) causes and - more controversially - internallydriven (endogenous) causes. The volume is rounded up by contributions onmorphological change 'by itself.' A wide range of languages is covered,including Tsova-Tush (Nakh-Dagestan), Zoque, and Athapaskan languages, inaddition to Indo-European languages, both the more familiar ones and someless well-studied varieties.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories                             Morphology                             Syntax
Written In: English (eng )

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