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Title Historical syntax and linguistic theory / edited by Paola Crisma, Giuseppe Longobardi.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.

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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax -- Congresses.
Historical linguistics -- Congresses.
Alt Name Crisma, Paola.
Longobardi, Giuseppe.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 417 pages) : illustrations
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Access Available to OhioLINK libraries.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Columbus, OH : OhioLINK, 2008.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note "The articles contained in this volume were all presented, with the exception of Chapter 1, at the 9th DiGS conference held at the University of Trieste in June 2006"--Foreword.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes on Contributors; Foreword; 1 Change, relatedness, and inertia in historical syntax; Part I: Theoretical issues in historical syntax; Part II: External and internal sources of morphosyntactic change; Part III: Parameter resetting and reanalysis; References; Index.
Summary This book of new work by leading international scholars considers developments in the study of diachronic linguistics and linguistic theory, including those concerned with the very definition of language change in the biolinguistic framework, parametric change in a minimalist conception of grammar, the tension between the observed gradual nature of language change and the binary nature of parameters, and whether syntactic change can be triggered internally or requires the externalstimuli produced by phonological or morphological change or through language contact. It then tests their value and.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191567988 (electronic bk.)
0191567981 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612235092
OCLC # 430944360
Additional Format Print version: Historical syntax and linguistic theory. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009 9780199560547 0199560544 (OCoLC)236333953

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