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Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax

Eric Mathieu and Robert Truswell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198747840
eISBN:
9780191810732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747840.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume contains sixteen chapters addressing the process of syntactic change at different granularities. The language-particular component of a grammar is now usually assumed to be nothing more ... More


Micro-change and macro-change in diachronic syntax

Éric Mathieu and Robert Truswell

in Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198747840
eISBN:
9780191810732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747840.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introduction discusses current trends in diachronic linguistics with a focus on syntactic change and reviews the fifteen other chapters included in the volume. In the spirit of modern diachronic ... More


The OV/VO alternation in early German: Diagnostics for basic word order

Eric Fuß

in Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses a set of theoretical approaches to the OV/VO alternation in Early German (with an emphasis on OHG), focusing on the question of whether it is possible to identify a basic ... More


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