LINGUIST List 32.2556

Wed Aug 04 2021

Books: Lost in Change: Kranich, Breban (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 31-Jul-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Lost in Change: Kranich, Breban (eds.)
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Title: Lost in Change
Subtitle: Causes and processes in the loss of grammatical elements and constructions
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 218
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.218

Editor: Svenja Kranich
Editor: Tine Breban
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027259967 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027259967 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027259967 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208637 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208637 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208637 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

While research on language change has formulated robust empirical generalisations about processes and motivations underlying the emergence and spread of linguistic elements, their decline and loss is less well understood. So far a systematic investigation into the processes and motivations of decline and loss in language change is lacking. This book is a first step towards remedying this state of affairs. It brings together a varied set of empirical investigations into decline and loss, spanning morphology, syntax and the lexicon, in different languages. Their authors apply diverse methodologies and represent different theoretical approaches. On the basis of this broad span of studies, authors and editors propose generalisations related to decline and loss and assess similarities and differences with processes and motivations of emergence and spread. The book aims to inspire and provide hypotheses for further studies of decline and loss. It will appeal to historical linguists and others interested in language change.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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