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Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Dianne Jonas, John Whitman, and Andrew Garrett

Abstract

This book advances research on grammatical change and shows the breadth and liveliness of the field. Leading international scholars report and reflect on the latest research into the nature and outcomes of all aspects of syntactic change including grammaticalization, variation, complementation, syntactic movement, determiner-phrase syntax, pronominal systems, case systems, negation, and alignment. The chapters deploy a variety of generative frameworks, including minimalist and optimality theoretic, and bring these to bear on a wide range of languages: among the latter are typologically distinc ... More

Keywords: grammatical change, syntactic change, grammaticalization, variation, complementation, syntactic movement, determiner-phrase syntax, pronominal systems, case systems, negation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199582624
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dianne Jonas, editor
Goethe University

John Whitman, editor
Department of Linguistics, Cornell University

Andrew Garrett, editor
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

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