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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

Penelope J. Corfield

in Time and the Shape of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115581
eISBN:
9780300137941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115581.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter analyzes micro-change, one of the central dimensions of history. It explains that micro-change can be defined as evolution or gradualism and that a significant element of regular, ... More


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