Interdependence of Diachronic and Synchronic Analyses (Studies in Language Companion Series 103)

Interdependence of Diachronic and Synchronic Analyses (Studies in Language Companion Series 103)

By: Ingmar Sohrman (editor), Folke Josephson (editor)Hardback

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The focus of this volume is the interdependence of diachrony and synchrony in the investigation of syntactic structure. A diverse set of modern and ancient languages is investigated from this perspective, including Hittite, the Classical languages, Old Norse, Coptic, Bantu languages, Australian languages and Creoles. A variety of topics are covered, including TAM, diathesis, valency, case marking, cliticization, and grammaticalization. This volume should be of interest tosyntacticians, typologists, and historical linguists with an interest in syntax and morphology.

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1. Contributors; 2. Introduction; 3. Synchronic and diachronic evidence for parallels between noun phrases and sentences (by Rijkhoff, Jan); 4. The development of tense, mood, and aspect in the creole languages, and the typology of affix order (by Bakker, Peter); 5. Aspectual oppositions from Proto-Indo-European to Latin (by Haug, Dag T.); 6. On the development of actionality, tense, and viewpoint from Early to Late Latin (by Haverling, Gerd V.M.); 7. Continuity and change: The history of two Greek tenses (by Gero, Eva-Carin); 8. Actionality and aspect in Hittite (by Josephson, Folke); 9. Imperfectivity and complete events (by Gronn, Atle); 10. Predicative verbs of transition in Portuguese and Spanish: A cognitive approach to aspect, aktionsart, and tense (by Sohrman, Ingmar); 11. The Old Nordic Middle Voice in the pre-literary period: Questions of grammaticalisation and cliticisation (by Ottosson, Kjartan G.); 12. The relevance of tense and aspect in Semitic Languages: The case of Hebrew and Arabic (by Dahlgren, Sven-Olof); 13. The verb phrase in the Kerebe language (by Thornell, Christina); 14. Comparative TAM morphology in Niger-Congo: The case of persistive, and some other markers in Bantu (by Maho, Jouni Filip); 15. Indexicals as sources of case markers in Australian languages (by McGregor, William B.); 16. Differential object marking in Sahidic Coptic (by Engsheden, Ake); 17. Index

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  • publication date: 31/07/2008
  • ISBN13: 9789027205704
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9789027205704
  • weight: 795
  • ISBN10: 9027205701

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