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Reconstructing grammar [electronic resource] : comparative linguistics and grammaticalization / edited by Spike Gildea.

By: (7th : Rice University Symposium on Linguistics (7th : 1997).
Contributor(s): Gildea, Spike.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Typological studies in language: vol. 43.Publisher: Amsterdam ; [Great Britain] : John Benjamins, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 267 p.).ISBN: 9789027298560 (electronic bk.); 9027298564 (electronic bk.); 9789027229458 (pbk.); 9027229457 (pbk.); 9781556196591 (U.S. : pbk.); 1556196598 (U.S. : pbk.); 9781556196584 (U.S. : cased); 155619658X (U.S. : cased); 9789027229441 (Eur. : cased); 9027229449 (Eur. : cased).Subject(s): Comparative linguistics -- Congresses | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Congresses | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Historical & Comparative | GrammaticaliseringGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reconstructing grammar.DDC classification: 410 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Areal typology and grammaticalization : the emergence of new verbal morphology in an obsolescent language / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- Florescence as a force in grammaticalization / Wallace Chafe -- On the genesis of the verb phrase in Cariban languages : diversity through reanalysis / Spike Gildea -- Internal reconstruction : as method, as theory / T. Giv�on -- The concept of proof in genetic linguistics / Joseph H. Greenberg -- Grammaticalization chains across languages : an example from Khoisan / Bernd Heine -- The accidental intransitive split in the Cariban family / S�ergio Meira -- The reordering of morphemes / Marianne Mithun.
Summary: Comparative linguistics and grammaticalization theory both belong to the broader category of historical linguistics, yet few linguists practice both. The methods and goals of each group seem largely distinct: comparative linguists have by and large avoided reconstructing grammar, while grammaticalization theoreticians have either focused on explaining attested historical change or used internal reconstruction to formulate hypotheses about processes of change. In this collection, some of the leading voices in grammaticalization theory apply their methods to comparative data (largely drawn from.
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These papers were presented in preliminary form at the Seventh Rice University Symposium on Linguistics, held at Rice University in Houston, Texas, March 26-29, 1997-p. ix.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Includes texts in various languages.

Areal typology and grammaticalization : the emergence of new verbal morphology in an obsolescent language / Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald -- Florescence as a force in grammaticalization / Wallace Chafe -- On the genesis of the verb phrase in Cariban languages : diversity through reanalysis / Spike Gildea -- Internal reconstruction : as method, as theory / T. Giv�on -- The concept of proof in genetic linguistics / Joseph H. Greenberg -- Grammaticalization chains across languages : an example from Khoisan / Bernd Heine -- The accidental intransitive split in the Cariban family / S�ergio Meira -- The reordering of morphemes / Marianne Mithun.

Comparative linguistics and grammaticalization theory both belong to the broader category of historical linguistics, yet few linguists practice both. The methods and goals of each group seem largely distinct: comparative linguists have by and large avoided reconstructing grammar, while grammaticalization theoreticians have either focused on explaining attested historical change or used internal reconstruction to formulate hypotheses about processes of change. In this collection, some of the leading voices in grammaticalization theory apply their methods to comparative data (largely drawn from.

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