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Morphosyntactic change [electronic resource] : functional and formal perspectives / Olga Fischer.

By: Fischer, Olga.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Oxford linguistics: ; Oxford surveys in syntax and morphology: 2.Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 378 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781429470711 (electronic bk.); 1429470712 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Morphosyntax | Linguistic change | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Grammaticalization | Generative grammar | Morphosyntaxe | Changement linguistique | Grammaticalisation | Grammaire g�en�erative | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Morphology | Morfosyntaxis | Engels | Taalverandering | Principles and parameters (taalkunde) | Functionele grammatica | Morphosyntax | Sprachwandel | Generative Grammatik | Kontrastive GrammatikGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Morphosyntactic change.DDC classification: 415/.9 Other classification: 18.04 | 17.15 | ET 150 | ET 320 | HF 290 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations and explanation of technical terms -- Introduction -- Part I: General Issues in Morphosyntactic Change -- aims and methods / 1. What is 'good practice' in historical linguistics -- 1.0. Introduction -- 1.1. What counts as evidence in historical linguistics?. 1.2. Internal and external factors in morphosyntactic change -- 1.3. Where to find the evidence -- 1.4. Concluding remarks -- two theories compared / 2. Conflict and reconciliation -- 2.0. Introduction -- 2.1. Historical backdrop to the two approaches -- a broad view / 2.2. The aims, assumptions, and methods of the two theories -- 2.3. Reconciliation -- 2.4. Concluding remarks -- 3. Principles, mechanisms, and causes of change -- 3.0. Introduction -- 3.1. 'Factors' of change involved in the Principles and Parameters model -- 3.2. 'Factors' of change involved in grammaticalization -- 3.3. A comparison and evaluation -- 3.4. Concluding remarks -- 3.5. A sketch for an analogy-based learning mechanism for language -- Case Studies / Part II -- the story of the modals (and other auxiliaries). 4.0. Introduction / 4. A paradigm case -- 4.1. The English modals as a radical category change -- other accounts / 4.2. The English modals -- 4.3. The two approaches combined -- 4.4. Concluding remarks -- the case of clause fusion / 5. From discourse to (morpho) syntax and vice versa -- the pragmatic and the syntactic modes / 5.0. Introduction -- 5.1. Grammaticalization and clause combining (or clause fusion). 5.2. Clause fusion as a synchronic and diachronic process in generative grammar -- 5.3. Other proposals related to the question of clause fusion and the status of (modal) auxiliaries -- biclausal or monoclausal structures?. 5.5. The development of other auxiliaries: biclausal or monoclausal structures?. 5.6. Concluding remarks / 5.4. The English modal verbs -- 6. Subjectification, scope, and word order -- 6.0. Introduction -- the development of epistemic modals / 6.1. Subjectification and scope -- sentence adverbs and / 6.2. Subjectification and scope.
pragmatic markers -- 6.3. Concluding remarks -- 7. Toward a usage-based theory of morphosyntactic change: summary and conclusions -- References -- Name Index -- A.B.C.D.E.F.G.H.I.J.K.L.M.N.O.P.Q.R.S.T.V.W.Y.Z. Subject Index -- A.B.C.D.E.F.G.H.I.L.M.N.O.P.Q.R.S.T.U.V.W.X. Last Page.
Summary: A critical comparison of morphosyntactic change and the mechanisms that trigger it, this book shows how changes in discourse, lexicon, semantics, pragmatics, and sound interact with changes in morphosyntax, and considers the interface between the internal and external factors of change.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-359) and indexes.

A critical comparison of morphosyntactic change and the mechanisms that trigger it, this book shows how changes in discourse, lexicon, semantics, pragmatics, and sound interact with changes in morphosyntax, and considers the interface between the internal and external factors of change.

Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations and explanation of technical terms -- Introduction -- Part I: General Issues in Morphosyntactic Change -- aims and methods / 1. What is 'good practice' in historical linguistics -- 1.0. Introduction -- 1.1. What counts as evidence in historical linguistics?. 1.2. Internal and external factors in morphosyntactic change -- 1.3. Where to find the evidence -- 1.4. Concluding remarks -- two theories compared / 2. Conflict and reconciliation -- 2.0. Introduction -- 2.1. Historical backdrop to the two approaches -- a broad view / 2.2. The aims, assumptions, and methods of the two theories -- 2.3. Reconciliation -- 2.4. Concluding remarks -- 3. Principles, mechanisms, and causes of change -- 3.0. Introduction -- 3.1. 'Factors' of change involved in the Principles and Parameters model -- 3.2. 'Factors' of change involved in grammaticalization -- 3.3. A comparison and evaluation -- 3.4. Concluding remarks -- 3.5. A sketch for an analogy-based learning mechanism for language -- Case Studies / Part II -- the story of the modals (and other auxiliaries). 4.0. Introduction / 4. A paradigm case -- 4.1. The English modals as a radical category change -- other accounts / 4.2. The English modals -- 4.3. The two approaches combined -- 4.4. Concluding remarks -- the case of clause fusion / 5. From discourse to (morpho) syntax and vice versa -- the pragmatic and the syntactic modes / 5.0. Introduction -- 5.1. Grammaticalization and clause combining (or clause fusion). 5.2. Clause fusion as a synchronic and diachronic process in generative grammar -- 5.3. Other proposals related to the question of clause fusion and the status of (modal) auxiliaries -- biclausal or monoclausal structures?. 5.5. The development of other auxiliaries: biclausal or monoclausal structures?. 5.6. Concluding remarks / 5.4. The English modal verbs -- 6. Subjectification, scope, and word order -- 6.0. Introduction -- the development of epistemic modals / 6.1. Subjectification and scope -- sentence adverbs and / 6.2. Subjectification and scope.

pragmatic markers -- 6.3. Concluding remarks -- 7. Toward a usage-based theory of morphosyntactic change: summary and conclusions -- References -- Name Index -- A.B.C.D.E.F.G.H.I.J.K.L.M.N.O.P.Q.R.S.T.V.W.Y.Z. Subject Index -- A.B.C.D.E.F.G.H.I.L.M.N.O.P.Q.R.S.T.U.V.W.X. Last Page.

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