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Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Montserrat Batllori, Maria-Lluïsa Hernanz, Carme Picallo, and Francesc Roca (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272129
eISBN:
9780191709821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272129.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this book the methods and theories of formal syntax are focussed on grammatical variation and change. The book opens with a detailed introduction to the ideas and techniques deployed in the book ... More


Linguistic Universals and Language Change

Jeff Good (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298495
eISBN:
9780191711442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298495.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book looks at the relationship between linguistic universals and language change. Reflecting the resurgence of work in both fields over the last two decades, it addresses two related issues of ... More


The child as the locus and agent of grammatical change

Meisel Jurgen M., Elsig Martin, and Rinke Esther

in Language Acquisition and Change: A Morphosyntactic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748642250
eISBN:
9780748695157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642250.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Grammatical change has been claimed to happen in the course of transmission of grammatical knowledge from one generation to the next. The locus of change is thus the language learning child, and ... More


Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Dianne Jonas, John Whitman, and Andrew Garrett (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book advances research on grammatical change and shows the breadth and liveliness of the field. Leading international scholars report and reflect on the latest research into the nature and ... More


Language attitudes and language change

Sandra Clarke and Andrew Erskine

in Newfoundland and Labrador English

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626168
eISBN:
9780748671519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626168.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Especially since the mid 20th century, Newfoundland English has experienced considerable change, much of which appears to involve weakening or even loss of local speech features, and greater ... More


A minimalist approach to Jespersen’s Cycle in Welsh

David Willis

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter gives a minimalist analysis of the development of clausal negation in Welsh. It attests the familiar Jespersen's Cycle with negation: The Modern Welsh negative marker ddim descends from ... More


From Latin to Romance: Morphosyntactic Typology and Change

Adam Ledgeway

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584376
eISBN:
9780191741463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584376.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This book examines the grammatical changes that took place in the transition from Latin to the Romance languages. The emerging language underwent changes in three fundamental areas involving the noun ... More


Introduction

Sam Wolfe and Martin Maiden

in Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The introduction to the volume lays out its conceptual, theoretical and empirical background. It highlights how grammatical change has been a major area of interest within French linguistics, but ... More


Grammatical Function Changing Morphology

John Bowers

in Arguments as Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014311
eISBN:
9780262289252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014311.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers languages that exhibit so-called grammatical function changing morphology, and how they can be taken into account in very simple and direct fashion in the proposed approach ... More


Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Charlotte Galves, Sonia Cyrino, Ruth Lopes, Filomena Sandalo, and Juanito Avelar (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book focuses on some of the most important issues in historical syntax. In a series of close examinations of languages from old Egyptian to modern Afrikaans, chapters present work on ... More


Overview

Peter W. Culicover

in Language Change, Variation, and Universals

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198865391
eISBN:
9780191897757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865391.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter lays out the general problem of explaining the form of grammars, and relates this problem to that of characterizing grammatical complexity. Following much recent work, it takes the view ... More


Constructional change in Germanic

Peter W. Culicover

in Language Change, Variation, and Universals

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198865391
eISBN:
9780191897757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865391.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter tracks several of the major changes in English and German word order and accounts for them in terms of constructional change as formulated in Chapter 3. It argues that the changes are ... More


Changes outside of the CCore

Peter W. Culicover

in Language Change, Variation, and Universals

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198865391
eISBN:
9780191897757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865391.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter shows the broader applicability of the constructional approach. It looks at three well-documented developments in English that do not fall into the category of ‘core phenomena’ as ... More


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