Syntactic Change: A Minimalist Approach to Grammaticalization

Syntactic Change: A Minimalist Approach to Grammaticalization

by Ian Roberts, Anna Roussou
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521790565

ISBN-13: 9780521790567

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The phenomenon of grammaticalization—the historical process whereby new grammatical material is created—has attracted a great deal of attention within linguistics in recent years. This book shows how this approach leads to a number of important conceptual and theoretical issues concerning the nature of functional categories and the form of parameters, as

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Overview

The phenomenon of grammaticalization—the historical process whereby new grammatical material is created—has attracted a great deal of attention within linguistics in recent years. This book shows how this approach leads to a number of important conceptual and theoretical issues concerning the nature of functional categories and the form of parameters, as well as the relation of both of these to language change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521790567
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Linguistics Series, #100
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Parameters, functional heads and language change; 2. T elements; 3. C elements; 4. D elements; 5. Theoretical consequences; References; Index of languages; Index of names; Index of subjects.

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