Explanation and Linguistic Change

Explanation and Linguistic Change

by Willem F. Koopman
     
 

ISBN-10: 9027235392

ISBN-13: 9789027235398

Pub. Date: 01/01/1986

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

This volume presents the outcome of a workshop, held in Amsterdam in 1985, on the nature, even possibility, of explanation in Historical Linguistics: why changes take place and others do not, and why they occur at a particular time and place. The workshop, and this volume, aim to explore questions such as i) are the factors which explain the actuation of a change

Overview

This volume presents the outcome of a workshop, held in Amsterdam in 1985, on the nature, even possibility, of explanation in Historical Linguistics: why changes take place and others do not, and why they occur at a particular time and place. The workshop, and this volume, aim to explore questions such as i) are the factors which explain the actuation of a change different from those that explain its implementation?; ii) is it possible to give a typology of changes?; iii) should linguistic explanation hope to meet the same requirements as explanation in the pure sciences?; iv) are all linguistic changes necessarily the product of variation?; v) should there be a formal theory of change apart from a general thoery of grammar?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027235398
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1986
Series:
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory Series, #45
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.03(d)

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