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: 409

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Discussing the nature and causes of language change, the authors of this text consider how far changes in morphology cause changes in syntax, and examine such phenomena from the perspective of syntactic and psycholinguistic theory.
Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change
Language: en
Pages: 409
Authors: David Lightfoot
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Discussing the nature and causes of language change, the authors of this text consider how far changes in morphology cause changes in syntax, and examine such phenomena from the perspective of syntactic and psycholinguistic theory.
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: 672
Authors: Ans van Kemenade, Bettelou Los
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-02-17 - 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
Diachronic Clues to Synchronic Grammar
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Eric Fuß, Carola Trips
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-10-13 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This volume emphasizes a new line of thinking in generative grammar which acknowledges that certain synchronic properties of languages can only be fully understood if diachronic data is taken into consideration. The central topics addressed in this collection of papers are (1) a critical assessment of the hypothesis that certain
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.