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Description - Syntactic Change by Ian Roberts

The phenomenon of grammaticalization--the historical process whereby new grammatical material is created--has attracted a great deal of attention within linguistics in recent years. This book shows how this approach leads to a number of important conceptual and theoretical issues concerning the nature of functional categories and the form of parameters, as well as the relation of both of these to language change.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521790567
ISBN-10: 0521790565
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Cambridge. Anna Roussou is Assistant Professor at the University of Patras, Greece.

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