LINGUIST List 32.1847

Wed May 26 2021

Books: The Diachrony of Definiteness in North Germanic: Skrzypek, Piotrowska, Jaworski

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Date: 10-May-2021
From: Clovis Jaillet <JailletBrill.com>
Subject: The Diachrony of Definiteness in North Germanic: Skrzypek, Piotrowska, Jaworski
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Title: The Diachrony of Definiteness in North Germanic
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Historical Linguistics
Published: 2021
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: https://brill.com/view/title/58312

Author: Dominika Skrzypek
Author: Alicja Piotrowska
Author: RafaƂ Jaworski
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004463684 Pages: Price: ----
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004436039 Pages: Price: ----
Abstract:

This book is an account of the rise of definite and indefinite articles in Danish, Swedish and Icelandic, as documented in a choice of extant texts from 1200-1550. These three North Germanic languages show different development patterns in the rise of articles, despite the common origin, but each reveals interdependencies between the two processes.

The matter is approached from both a quantitative and a qualitative perspective. The statistical analysis provides an improved overview on article grammaticalization, focusing on the factors at the basis of such process. The in-depth qualitative analysis of longer text passages places the crucial stage of the definite article grammaticalization with the so-called indirect anaphoric reference.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Danish (dan)
                            Icelandic (isl)
                            Swedish (swe)

Written In: English (eng)

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