LINGUIST List 24.3032

Thu Jul 25 2013

Books: Sprachwandelvergleich – Comparing Diachronies: Simon, Fleischer (Eds)

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Date: 24-Jul-2013
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Subject: Sprachwandelvergleich – Comparing Diachronies: Simon, Fleischer (Eds)
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Title: Sprachwandelvergleich – Comparing Diachronies Series Title: De Gruyter Linguistische Arbeiten 550 Published: 2013 Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Jürg Fleischer Editor: Horst J. Simon Electronic: ISBN: 9783110313468 Pages: 229 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110310726 Pages: 229 Price: Europe EURO 99.95

The contributions to this volume address the model of diachronic language comparison that has emerged from the field of contrastive linguistics. The volume's aim is to use language comparison to derive principles of language change that allow for generalizations that go beyond single languages. Indeed, the phenomenon of change observed in a particular language is thrown into sharper relief when compared to comparable developments in other languages. Such a comparison also facilitates the identification of change that is highly specific to a single language. The articles in the volume illustrate the relevance of these concepts for phonological, morphological, and syntactic changes.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Change                             Morphology                             Phonology                             Syntax                             Typology
Written In: German (deu)

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