Clause Structure And Language Change

Author: Adrian Battye
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195086325
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A collection of previously unpublished papers on a specific topic in historical linguistics - clause structure. These papers testify to the recent renewal of interest in diachronic syntax, a consequence of the new emphasis on comparative issues in the principles and parameters framework.
Clause Structure and Language Change
Language: en
Pages: 369
Authors: Adrian Battye, Ian G. Roberts
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

A collection of previously unpublished papers on a specific topic in historical linguistics - clause structure. These papers testify to the recent renewal of interest in diachronic syntax, a consequence of the new emphasis on comparative issues in the principles and parameters framework.
Clause Structure and Language Change
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Adrian Battye, Ian Roberts
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-01-12 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Principles-and-Parameters approach to linguistic theory has triggered an enormous amount of work in comparative syntax over the last decade or so. A natural consequence of the growth in synchronic comparative work has been a renewed interest in questions of diachronic syntax, and this collection testifies to that trend. These
Information Structure and Language Change
Language: en
Pages: 394
Authors: Roland Hinterhölzl, Svetlana Petrova
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

The book addresses one of the most prominent and widely discussed topics in diachronic syntax, namely, word order variation and change in older Germanic. It presents a novel approach that explains these issues not in terms of parameters and parameter change or in terms of competition between two grammars, but
Information Structure and Syntactic Change in Germanic and Romance Languages
Language: en
Pages: 421
Authors: Kristin Bech, Kristine Gunn Eide
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-15 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

The contributions of this volume offer new perspectives on the relation between syntax and information structure in the history of Germanic and Romance languages, focusing on English, German, Norwegian, French, Spanish and Portuguese, and both from a synchronic and a diachronic perspective. In addition to discussing changes in individual languages
Historical Linguistics and Language Change
Language: en
Pages: 423
Authors: Roger Lass, Professor Roger Lass
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-04-03 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Roger Lass offers a critical survey of the foundations of the art of historical linguistics.