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Fri Jul 13 2012

Books: Copies versus Cognates in Bound Morphology: Johanson, Robbeets (Eds)

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Date: 11-Jul-2012
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Subject: Copies versus Cognates in Bound Morphology: Johanson, Robbeets (Eds)
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Title: Copies versus Cognates in Bound Morphology Series Title: Brill's Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture Published: 2012 Publisher: Brill

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Editor: Lars Johanson Editor: Martine Irma Robbeets Hardback: ISBN: 9789004224070 Pages: 470 Price: Europe EURO 136
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004224070 Pages: 470 Price: U.S. $ 189

Genealogical linguistics and areal linguistics are rarely treated from anintegrated perspective even if they are twin faces of diachronic linguistics. In"Copies versus Cognates in Bound Morphology" Lars Johanson and MartineRobbeets take up this challenge. The result is a wealth of empirical facts anddifferent theoretical approaches, advanced by internationally renownedspecialists and young scholars whose research is highly pertinent to thetopic.

"Copies versus Cognates in Bound Morphology" puts genealogical and arealexplanation for shared morphology in a balanced perspective and works outcriteria to distinguish between morphological cognates and copies. LarsJohanson and Martine Robbeets provide nothing less than the foundations fora new perspective on diachronic linguistics between genealogical and areallinguistics.

Contributors include: Alexandra Aikhenvald, Ad Backus, Dik Bakker, PeterBakker, Éva Csató, Stig Eliasson, Victor Friedman, Francesco Gardani,Anthony Grant, Salomé Gutiérrez-Morales, Tooru Hayasi, Ewald Hekking,Juha Janhunen, Lars Johanson, Brian Joseph, Folke Josephson, JudithJosephson, Johanna Nichols, Martine Robbeets, Marshall Unger, Nikki vande Pol, Anna Verschik, Lindsay Whaley

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics                             Morphology
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)                             Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)                             Dutch (nld)                             English (eng)                             Finnish (fin)                             French (fra)                             German (deu)                             Hindi (hin)                             Italian (ita)                             Japanese (jpn)                             Korean (kor)                             Latin (lat)                             Portuguese (por)                             Romanian (ron)                             Russian (rus)                             Spanish (spa)                             Swahili (swh)                             Swedish (swe)                             Turkish (tur)                             Welsh (cym)
Written In: English (eng)

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