Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation
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Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation by Montserrat Batllori
Book DescriptionIn 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 on which 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 and variation 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199272129
(241mm x 163mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Montserrat Batllori
Francesc Roca is Professor of Spanish Grammar at the Universitat de Girona. He obtained his PhD in Spanish Philology at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 1997. He has published articles on Spanish syntax and morphology, and on Basque morphology and phonology. His current work focuses on the syntax, semantics and morphology of nominal structures in Spanish and his general research interests are in the fields of Theoretical syntax and Comparative linguistics.
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