Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change

Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change

Author: David Lightfoot

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199250693

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 428

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David Lightfoot's collection explores a central aspect of language change: the nature and degree to which changes in morphology (inflectional word endings, for example) cause changes in syntax (for example, in word order). The 22 contributors consider such phenomena within the context ofChomsky's minimalist revision of his principles (of universal grammar) and parameters (of individual languages) theory. They also address some of the main unanswered problems associated with Professor Lightfoot's hypothesis that all grammatical change is driven by the way in which children acquirelanguage. These questions are discussed in the context of a wide range of languages by distinguished scholars from around the world.There are 21 chapters divided into 4 parts: Morphologically Driven Changes, Indirect Links Between Morphology and Syntax, Independent Changes in Movement Operations, and Computer Simulations.
Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change
Language: en
Pages: 428
Authors: David Lightfoot
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

David Lightfoot's collection explores a central aspect of language change: the nature and degree to which changes in morphology (inflectional word endings, for example) cause changes in syntax (for example, in word order). The 22 contributors consider such phenomena within the context ofChomsky's minimalist revision of his principles (of universal
How New Languages Emerge
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: David Lightfoot
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-05 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

New languages are constantly emerging, as existing languages diverge into different forms. To explain this fascinating process, we need to understand how languages change and how they emerge in children. In this pioneering study, David Lightfoot explains how languages come into being, arguing that children are the driving force. He
The Handbook of the History of English
Language: en
Pages: 678
Authors: Ans van Kemenade, Bettelou Los
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-02-09 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The Handbook of the History of English is a collection of articles written by leading specialists in the field that focus on the theoretical issues behind the facts of the changing English language. organizes the theoretical issues behind the facts of the changing English language innovatively and applies recent insights
Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Anneli Meurman-Solin, Maria Jose Lopez-Couso, Bettelou Los
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-12 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English is the first book to apply information structure as it relates to language change to a corpus-based analysis of a wide range of features in the evolution of English syntax and grammars of prose in long diachrony.
Syntactic Features and the Limits of Syntactic Change
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson, Thórhallur Eythórsson
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-26 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume brings together the latest diachronic research on syntactic features and their role in restricting syntactic change. The chapters address a central theoretical issue in diachronic syntax: whether syntactic variation can always be attributed to differences in the features of items in the lexicon, as the Borer-Chomsky conjecture proposes.