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Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics

Alignment and Alignment Change in the Indo-European Family

Alignment and Alignment Change in the Indo-European Family

Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics

Alignment and Alignment Change in the Indo-European Family

Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics: Alignment and Alignment Change in the Indo-European Family

 

This volume brings together work from leading specialists in Indo-European languages to explore the macro- and micro-dynamic factors that contribute to variation and change in alignment and argument realization.


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Beschrijving Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics: Alignment and Alignment Change in the Indo-European Family

This volume brings together work from leading specialists in Indo-European languages to explore the macro- and micro-dynamic factors that contribute to variation and change in alignment and argument realization. Alignment is taken to include both basic alignment patterns associated with major construction types, as well as various valency-decreasing constructions such as passives, anticausatives, and impersonals. The chapters explore synchronic and diachronic aspects
of alignment morphosyntax based on data from Anatolian, Indo-Iranian, Greek, Italic, Armenian, and Slavic. All have a strong empirical focus, drawing on both qualitative and quantitative methods, and range from broad comparative studies to detailed investigations of specific constructions in
individual languages. The book is one of very few studies to examine variation and change in alignment typology across languages in a single family. It contributes to a greater understanding of the roles played by analogy/extension, reanalysis, and areal factors in alignment change, and demonstrates the extent of variation found in the morphosyntax of argument realization in genetically-related languages.


ISBN
9780198857907
Pagina's
368
Verschijnt
Serie
Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics
NUR
616
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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