LINGUIST List 30.4510

Wed Nov 27 2019

Books: Grammaticalising the Perfect and Explanations of Language Change: Hristov

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Date: 25-Nov-2019
From: Clovis Jaillet <JailletBrill.com>
Subject: Grammaticalising the Perfect and Explanations of Language Change: Hristov
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Title: Grammaticalising the Perfect and Explanations of Language Change
Subtitle: Have- and Be-Perfects in the History and Structure of English and Bulgarian
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Historical Linguistics
Published: 2019
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: https://brill.com/view/title/54227

Author: Bozhil Hristov
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004414051 Pages: 368 Price: Europe EURO 116
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004414327 Pages: 368 Price: Europe EURO 116
Abstract:

In Grammaticalising the Perfect and Explanations of Language Change: Have- and Be-Perfects in the History and Structure of English and Bulgarian, Bozhil Hristov investigates key aspects of the verbal systems of two distantly related Indo-European languages, highlighting similarities as well as crucial differences between them and seeking a unified approach.

The book reassesses some long-held notions and functionalist assumptions and shines the spotlight on certain areas that have received less attention, such as the role of ambiguity in actual usage. The detailed analysis of rich, contextualised material from a selection of texts dovetails with large-scale corpus studies, complementing their findings and enhancing our understanding of the phenomena. This monograph thus presents a happy marriage of traditional philological techniques and recent advances in theoretical linguistics and corpus work.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Bulgarian (bul)
                            English (eng)
Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Written In: English (eng)

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