The Power Of Analogy: An Essay On Historical Linguistics by Dieter WannerThe Power Of Analogy: An Essay On Historical Linguistics by Dieter Wanner

The Power Of Analogy: An Essay On Historical Linguistics

byDieter Wanner

Hardcover | January 5, 2006

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This study demonstrates how historical linguistics regains a central role for the understanding of language as soon as the artificial distinction between synchrony and diachrony is abandoned. The author systematically explores the potential of the concept of analogy within the new framework of "Soft Syntax," illustrating his analysis with numerous examples from the history of the Romance languages. He shows that the openness of analogy allows historical linguistics to improve on old problems and to ask new questions about language change.
Title:The Power Of Analogy: An Essay On Historical LinguisticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:330 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 5, 2006Publisher:Mouton De GruyterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3110188732

ISBN - 13:9783110188738

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