Grammaticalization And Parametric Variation

Hardcover | December 14, 2005

EditorMontserrat Batllori, Maria-Lluisa Hernanz, Carme Picallo

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In this outstanding collection of new work the methods and theories of formal syntax are focussed on grammatical variation and change. The editors open the volume with an extensive and accessible introduction to the ideas and techniques deployed in the book and the phenomena and issues onwhich they are brought to bear. Seventeen chapters follow, divided into two parts, the first concerned with grammaticalization and the second with parametric variation. These show what the application of contemporary theories of syntax and language variation can reveal about syntactic change andvariation and the processes of parametric change which lie behind them. They also demonstrate the value of testing and constructing synchronic theories on the basis of historical data. The analyses range over many languages and language families, including Germanic, Romance, Greek, and Chinese. This book will interest scholars and students of grammatical change and theory at graduate level and above.

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In this outstanding collection of new work the methods and theories of formal syntax are focussed on grammatical variation and change. The editors open the volume with an extensive and accessible introduction to the ideas and techniques deployed in the book and the phenomena and issues onwhich they are brought to bear. Seventeen chapte...

Montserrat Batllori is Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Letters and Professor of Spanish Grammar in the Department of Philology and Philosophy, University of Girona. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish Philology at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 1996. She has published articles on Old Spanish syntax, Old Spanish derivational morpho...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.01 inPublished:December 14, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199272123

ISBN - 13:9780199272129

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1. Montserrat Batllori, Maria-Lluisa Hernanz, Carme Picallo, Fransesc Roca: Grammaticalization and Parametric VariationPart I Grammaticalization2. Nicola Munaro: Grammaticalization, Reanalysis and CP Layering3. Acrisio Pires: Verb Movement and Clitics; Variation and Change in Portuguese4. Marie Labelle, Paul Hirschbuhler: Changes in Clausal Orginization and the Position of Clitics in Old French5. Heloisa Maria Moreira Lima Salles: Exceptional Case Marking and the Loss of the Subjunctive6. John Whitman, Waltraud Paul: Reanalysis and Conservancy of Structure in Chinese7. Paul Boucher: The Rise and Fall of DP in French8. Mireille Tremblay, Fernande Dupuis, Monique Dufresne: The Reanalysis of the French prepositional System: A Case of Grammaticalization in Competing Grammars9. Anna Bartra: Accusative Alternations and Argument Structure OrganizationPart II Parametric Variation10. Cristine Guardiano, Giuseppe Longobardi: Parametric Syntax as a Source of Historical-comparative Generalisations11. Ana Maria Martins: VP-ellipsis, Clitic Placement, and Scrambling in Romance12. France Martineau, Marie-Therese Vinet: Microvariation in French Negation Markers: An Historical Perspective13. Cecilia Poletto: Si and e as CP Expletives in Old Italian14. Eric Matthieu, Ioanna Sitaridou: A Diachronic Account of Split-wh Constructions in Greek15. Susan Pintzuk: The Syntax of Objects in Old English16. Eric Haeberli: Clause Type Asymmetries in Old English and the Syntax of Verb Movement