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Feature economy in the Linguistic Cycle

Elly van Gelderen

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter provides well‐known examples of linguistic cycles involve negation, agreement, complementizers, aspect, and articles. An element with full semantic features is reanalysed as a functional ... More


Cycles in Language Change

Miriam Bouzouita, Anne Breitbarth, Lieven Danckaert, and Elisabeth Witzenhausen (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198824961
eISBN:
9780191863608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824961.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The notion of ‘linguistic cycle’ has long been recognized as being relevant to the descriptions of many processes of language change. In a process known as grammaticalization, a given linguistic form ... More


Cycling through diachrony

Anne Breitbarth, Lieven Danckaert, Elisabeth Witzenhausen, and Miriam Bouzouita

in Cycles in Language Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198824961
eISBN:
9780191863608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824961.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The notion of ‘linguistic cycle’ has long been recognized as being relevant to the description of many processes of language change. This introduction deals with different phenomena of cyclical ... More


Cyclical change and problems of projection

Elly van Gelderen

in Cycles in Language Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198824961
eISBN:
9780191863608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824961.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In diachronic change, specifiers are reanalysed as heads and heads as higher heads. When the older specifiers and heads are renewed, a linguistic cycle emerges. Explanations provided for these cycles ... More


Changes in the argument and event structure of psych verbs in the history of Spanish

Montserrat Batllori, Elisabeth Gibert-Sotelo, and Isabel Pujol

in Cycles in Language Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198824961
eISBN:
9780191863608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824961.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter offers a detailed study of changes affecting the argument structure of Spanish psych verbs that appear with a dative experiencer (EXP). After proposing a three-way classification of ... More


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