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Title Principles of syntactic reconstruction / edited by Gisella Ferraresi, Maria Goldbach.
Imprint Amsterdam, NL : John Benjamins Pub., [2008]
©2008

Series Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory ; v. 302
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory ; v. 302.
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Reconstruction (Linguistics)
Alt Name Ferraresi, Gisella.
Goldbach, Maria.
Series Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory ; v. 302
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory ; v. 302.
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Reconstruction (Linguistics)
Alt Name Ferraresi, Gisella.
Goldbach, Maria.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 219 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This is a collection of state-of-the-art papers in the field of syntactic reconstruction. It treats a range of topics which are representative of current debates in historical syntax. The novelty and merit of the present book is, the editors believe, that, in contrast to most previous work on diachronic syntax, it combines the perspectives of the traditional philological research on syntactic reconstruction with the insights of modern syntactic theory, as it is emphasised in the Foreword by Giuseppe Longobardi. The volume includes articles by well-recognized researchers in historical linguisti.
Contents Principles of Syntactic Reconstruction; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; References; Syntactic reconstruction; 1. The historical-comparative method; 2. Reconstruction in syntax: a historical overview; 3. Generative syntax meets historical linguistics; 4. Issues of syntactic reconstruction in this volume; References; How much syntactic reconstruction is possible?; 0. Introduction; 1. The object of inquiry; 2. On the nature of syntactic change and reconstruction; 1.1 Syntactic change.
1.2 Syntactic Reconstruction: What one would need to reconstruct3. The formal primitives of syntactic reconstruction; 4. Constraints on syntax and their extension to syntactic change?; 5. Can the Comparative Method be applied to Syntactic Reconstruction?; 5.1 Why surface word order is not enough; 5.2 Reconstruction in the absence of precise criteria?; 5.3 When morphosyntactic reconstruction fails; 5.4 Reconstruction of the Romance future?; 6. Conclusion; References; Reconstruction in syntax; 1. Introduction; 2. The Comparative Method in syntax; 2.1 Correspondence sets.
2.2 Determination of the ancestral form2.2.1 Relics; 2.2.2 Dialect data; 2.3 Summary; 3. What do we require of a correspondence?; 4. Reasons for pessimism; 5. Conclusions; Appendix; References; Reconstructing complex structures -- a typological perspective; 1. What the Comparative Method can do; 1.1 Reconstruction vs. phylogenetic classification; 1.2 The Comparative Method and Syntactic Reconstruction; 1.3 Correspondence and diachronic identity; 2. Reconstructing proto-syntax; 2.1 Implicational universals; 2.2 Grammaticalization and syntactic reconstruction; 3. Conclusion; References.
Competitive Indo-European syntax1. Introduction; 2. Analysis; 2.1 That-clauses and that-clause competitors in the function of an object in the older Indo-European languages; 2.1.1 Abstract deverbal nouns; 2.1.2 Infinitive constructions; 2.1.3 Participle constructions, constructions with predicative adjectives; 2.1.4 that-clause; 2.1.5 Main clauses; 2.2 The prototypical that-clause competitors; 2.2.1 The accusativus-cum-participio/adjectivo construction; 2.2.2 The explicative clause; 2.3 The change in meaning from 'what' to 'that'; 3. Conclusion; References.
Principles of syntactic reconstruction and "morphology as paleosyntax"1. The problem of syntactic reconstruction and Indo-European linguistics; 2. Typology, grammaticalization theory and "morphology as paleosyntax"; 3. Some secondary Indo-European verbal formations and their origin; 3.1 Some Indo-European secondary verbal stems; 3.2 The Old Indic cvi-construction; 4. Conclusion; References; Syntactic change and syntactic borrowing in generative grammar ; 1. Introduction; 2. Historical syntax and historical phonology; 2.1 The domain of study; 2.2 The ontological status of a 'language'
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ISBN 9789027248183 (cloth)
9027248184 (cloth)
9789027289889 (electronic bk.)
9027289883 (electronic bk.)
1282104527
9781282104525
661210452X
9786612104527
OCLC # 432993290
Additional Format Print version: Principles of syntactic reconstruction. Amsterdam, NL : John Benjamins Pub., ©2008 (DLC) 2008034315