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Mon Dec 01 2014

Books: Language Change at the Syntax-Semantics Interface: Gianollo, Jäger, Penka (eds.)

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Date: 21-Nov-2014
From: Linda Steglich <linda.steglichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Language Change at the Syntax-Semantics Interface: Gianollo, Jäger, Penka (eds.)
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Title: Language Change at the Syntax-Semantics Interface
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 278
Published: 2014
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/314115?format=G

Editor: Chiara Gianollo
Editor: Agnes Jäger
Editor: Doris Penka
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110394924 Pages: 359 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110352177 Pages: 359 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

Bringing together diachronic research from a variety of perspectives, notably typology, formal syntax and semantics, this volume focuses on the interplay of syntactic and semantic factors in language change - an issue so far largely neglected both in (mostly lexical) historical semantics as well as historical syntax, but recently brought into focus by grammaticalization theory as well as Minimalist diachronic syntax. The contributions draw on data from numerous Indo-European languages including Vedic Sanskrit, Middle Indic, Greek as well as English and German, and discuss a range of phenomena such as change in negation markers, indefinite articles, quantifiers, modal verbs, argument structure among others. The papers analyze diachronic evidence in the light of contemporary syntactic and semantic theory, addressing the crucial question of how syntactic and semantic change are linked, and whether both are governed by similar constraints, principles and systematic mechanisms. The volume will appeal to scholars in historical linguistics and formal theories of syntax and semantics.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)
                            Greek, Ancient (grc)
                            Sanskrit (san)
Language Family(ies): Indo-Aryan
                            Indo-European

Written In: English (eng)

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