Diachronic Syntax by Ian Roberts
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Diachronic Syntax
By Ian Roberts

Diachronic Syntax

By (author) See other recent books by Ian Roberts
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $85.95
Your Price: $77.36 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.59! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.87 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Diachronic Syntax by Ian Roberts

Book Description

This book shows how the generative approach to linguistics may be used to understand how languages change. Generative diachronic syntax has developed since the inception of the principles and parameters approach to comparative syntax in the early 1980s: it has become increasingly important in historical linguistics and generative theory, acting as a bridge between them and providing insights to both. Ian Roberts relates work in historical linguistics to contemporary work on universal grammar and historical syntactic variation. He explains how standard questions in historical linguistics - including word-order change, grammaticalization, and reanalysis - can be explored in terms of current generative theory. He examines the nature of the links between syntactic change and first-language acquisition and considers the short and long-term effects of language contact. Professor Roberts provides numerous examples from a range of different languages, guides to further reading, and a comprehensive glossary. This is the ideal textbook introduction for students of syntactic change.

Buy Diachronic Syntax book by Ian Roberts from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780199253982
ISBN-10: 0199253986
Format: Paperback
(245mm x 170mm x 30mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Ian Roberts

Cambridge Handbook of Historical Syntax by Ian Roberts Cambridge Handbook of Historical Syntax, Hardback (February 2017)

Written by a team of international scholars, this outstanding Handbook provides a complete overview of research into historical syntax.

Wonders of Language by Ian Roberts Wonders of Language, Paperback (February 2017)

A lively and thought-provoking introduction to the main discoveries and theories about the nature and wonder of language.

Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar by Ian Roberts Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar, Hardback (January 2017)

This handbook provides a critical guide to the most central proposition in modern linguistics: the notion, generally known as Universal Grammar, that a universal set of structural principles underlies the grammatical diversity of the world's languages. It will be a vital reference for linguists, philosophers, and cognitive scientists.

I Speak, Therefore I am by Ian Roberts I Speak, Therefore I am, Paperback (July 2016)

Translated from Italian: Parlo dungue sono, 2012.

» View all books by Ian Roberts


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Diachronic Syntax book by Ian Roberts and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Cambridge. He obtained his PhD at the University of Southern California in 1985. He has held chairs at the University of Wales, Bangor, and at the University of Stuttgart. His books include The Representation of Implicit and Dethematized Subjects (FORIS, 1987), Verbs and Diachronic Syntax (Kluwer, 1993), Comparative Syntax (Edward Arnold, 1996), Syntactic Change (CUP, 2003, with Anna Roussou), and Principles and Parameters in a VSO Language: A Case Study in Welsh (OUP, 2005).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Ian Roberts close
Cambridge Handbook of Historical Syntax by Ian Roberts
Wonders of Language by Ian Roberts
Wonders of Language by Ian Roberts
Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar by Ian Roberts
I Speak, Therefore I am by Ian Roberts
Locality by Ian Roberts
Locality by Ian Roberts
From Know-How to Do-How by Ian Roberts
Syntactic Variation by Ian Roberts
Energy Glut by Ian Roberts
Agreement and Head Movement by Ian Roberts
Essential German Verbs: Teach Yourself by Ian Roberts
Drove Roads of Northumberland by Ian Roberts
Parametric Variation by Ian Roberts
German Expressionism by Ian Roberts
Syntactic Change by Ian Roberts
Mastering Composition by Ian Roberts
Syntax of the Celtic Languages by Ian Roberts
Victorians by Ian Roberts
Second World War by Ian Roberts
BoomerangBooks.com.au close