Montserrat Batllori, Maria-Lluïsa Hernanz, Carme Picallo, and Francesc Roca


Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Editorial: Oxford University Press
Data de publicació: 2005
Pàgines: 332
ISBN13: 9780199272129

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In this book the methods and theories of formal syntax are focussed on grammatical variation and change.
The book opens with a detailed introduction to the ideas and techniques deployed in the book and the phenomena and issues on which they are brought to bear. Seventeen chapters follow, divided into two parts, the first part concerned with grammaticalization and the second part with parametric variation. These show what the application of contemporary theories of syntax and language variation can reveal about syntactic change and variation and the processes of parametric change which lie behind them.
The chapters also demonstrate the value of testing and constructing synchronic theories on the basis of historical data. The analyses range over many languages and language families, including Germanic, Romance, Greek, and Chinese.