LINGUIST List 24.2323

Wed Jun 05 2013

Books: Dynamics of Morphological Productivity: Gardani

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Date: 05-Jun-2013
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Subject: Dynamics of Morphological Productivity: Gardani
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Title: Dynamics of Morphological Productivity Subtitle: The Evolution of Noun Classes from Latin to Italian Series Title: Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory Published: 2013 Publisher: Brill

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Author: Francesco Gardani Hardback: ISBN: 9789004225411 Pages: 552 Price: Europe EURO 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004225411 Pages: 552 Price: U.S. $ 220.00

In Dynamics of Morphological Productivity, Francesco Gardani explores the evolution of the productivity of the noun inflectional classes of Latin and Old Italian, covering a span of almost 2,000 years – an absolute novelty for the theory of diachrony and for Latin and Italo-Romance linguistics. By providing an original set of criteria for measuring productivity, based on the investigation of loanword integration, conversions, and class shift, Gardani provides a substantial contribution to the theory of inflection, as well as to the study of the morphological integration of loanwords. The result is a wealth of empirical facts, including data from the contact languages Etruscan, Ancient Greek, Germanic, Arabic, Byzantine Greek, Old French and Provençal, accompanied by brilliant and groundbreaking analyses.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics                             Morphology
Subject Language(s): Italian (ita)                             Latin (lat) Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Written In: English (eng)

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