Information Structure and Language Change: New Approaches to Word Order Variation in Germanic (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TILSM]
By: Svetlana Petrova (editor), Roland Hinterholzl (editor)Hardback
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The book addresses one of the most prominent and widely discussed topics in diachronic syntax, namely, word order variation and change in older Germanic. It presents a novel approach that explains these issues not in terms of parameters and parameter change or in terms of competition between two grammars, but in terms of competition between information-structurally marked and unmarked forms within one grammar.
Roland Hinterholzl and Svetlana Petrova, Humboldt Universitat Berlin, Germany.
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