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Language acquisition and change. A morphosyntactic perspective.

Author: Jürgen M Meisel; Martin Elsig; Esther Rinke
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press 2014.
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This is a theory of diachronic change based on studies of language acquisition. This monograph addresses diachronic change of languages in terms of a restructuring of speakers' internal grammatical knowledge. The authors answer questions about the circumstances surrounding grammatical change and attempt to identify causes, constructing a general theory of diachronic change consistent with insights from language  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen M Meisel; Martin Elsig; Esther Rinke
ISBN: 9780748642250 0748642250
OCLC Number: 879567510
Description: 208 pages
Responsibility: Jürgen M. Meisel; Martin Elsig; Esther Rinke.

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