LINGUIST List 24.4775

Tue Nov 26 2013

Books: Evolution in Romance Verbal Systems: Bres, Labeau (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>



Date: 26-Nov-2013
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Evolution in Romance Verbal Systems: Bres, Labeau (Eds)
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Title: Evolution in Romance Verbal Systems Series Title: Sciences pour la communication - Band 108 Published: 2013 Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431438

Editor: Emmanuelle Labeau Editor: Jacques Bres Paperback: ISBN: 9783034314381 Pages: 306 Price: U.S. $ 96.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034314381 Pages: 306 Price: U.K. £ 59.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034314381 Pages: 306 Price: Europe EURO 74.10
Abstract:

The present book focuses on evolution in the Romance verbal systems. In the wake of Bybee’s and Dahl’s studies, it advocates the benefits of adopting a cross-linguistic and diachronic approach to the study of linguistic phenomena. Within the scope of the Romance family, similar cross-linguistic evolution paths are explored, as related languages at different stages of grammaticalisation may shed light on each other’s developments. A diachronic dimension also proves desirable for several reasons. First, a diachronic approach significantly enhances the explanatory power of linguistic theory by showing how a specific form came to convey a certain function. Second, change is better revealed in diachronic movement than in static synchrony. Third, meaning constantly evolves and a one-off probe will be less revealing than a sustained study through time. Finally and most importantly, similarities across languages appear more obviously in diachrony. All the chapters of this volume participate in their own way to that crosslinguistic and diachronic approach and help make it an original, focused contribution that covers all main Romance languages



Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics                             Typology
Subject Language(s): English (eng)                             German (deu) Language Family(ies): Romance
Written In: English (eng)

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