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Micro-change and macro-change in diachronic syntax

Author: Eric Mathieu; Robert Truswell
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series: Oxford studies in diachronic and historical linguistics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First edition
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This volume addresses syntactic change at the macro and the micro level, and explores how these different levels of change are related. It includes numerous case studies of changes in syntactic constructions including relative clauses, verb second, and negation, in a range of languages.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mathieu & Truswell (Eds).
Micro-change, macro-change.
[Place of publication not identified] : Oxford University Press, 2016
(OCoLC)949911169
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Mathieu; Robert Truswell
ISBN: 9780191065026 0191065021 9780191810732 0191810738
OCLC Number: 951754462
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 319 pages)
Contents: 1. Micro-change and macro-change in diachronic syntax / Robert Truswell --
1.1. Syntactic theory and syntactic change --
1.2. Overview of the-volume --
2. In defence of the child innovator / Ailis Cournane --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. The survival and diffusion of L1 input-divergent properties --
2.3. Unidirectionality of diachronic pathways and the mapping problem --
2.4. Conclusion --
3. Where do relative specifiers come from? / Robert Truswell --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Relative specifiers in English and elsewhere --
3.3. Relative specifiers and noun phrase accessibility --
3.4. Unsystemic change --
3.5. Conclusion --
4. Diachronic interpretations of word order parameter cohesion / Yohei Ono --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Crosscategorial word order generalizations --
4.3. Reanalyzes that propagate crosscategorial word order regularities --
4.4. Statistical analysis --
4.5. Discussion and diachronic interpretation --
5. The rise and fall of Hungarian complex tenses / Katalin E. Kiss --
5.1. Goals --
5.2. Complex tenses in Old Hungarian --
5.3. The traditional view of the origin of complex tenses: Latin influence --
5.4. An alternative explanation: Old Turkic contact effect --
5.5. The evolution of Hungarian complex tenses --
5.6. The emergence of situation aspect marking --
5.7. The fall of complex tenses --
5.8. Theoretical implications --
6. Modelling transient states in language change / Gertjan Postma --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. Three-state models --
6.3. The logistic model --
6.4. The three-state model --
6.5. Competing grammars approach --
6.6. Conclusions --
7. Modelling interactions between morphosyntactic changes / Hezekiah Akiva Bacovcin --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. Failed changes and the Constant Rate Hypothesis --
7.3. English dative to --
7.4. A blocking model of failed change and probability multiplication --
7.5. Conclusions --
8. From Latin to Modern French: A punctuated shift / Heather Burnett --
8.1. Introduction --
8.2. Early Latin as a satellite-framed language --
8.3. Modern French as a verb-framed language --
8.4. From satellite-framed to verb-framed: The case of Medieval French (1100 --
1500 CE) --
8.5. Two reanalyses involving Path --
8.6. Theoretical implications --
9. Case in diachrony: Or, why Greek is not English / Nikolaos Lavidas --
9.1. Introduction --
9.2. Case, aspect, and definiteness, and their interrelation --
9.3. Case, aspect, and definiteness: A comparison of the diachrony of Greek and English --
9.4. Conclusions --
10. Leftward Stylistic Displacement (LSD) in Medieval French / Paul Hirschbuhler --
10.1. Leftward Stylistic Displacement (LSD) --
10.2. Mathieu's analysis --
10.3. Informational role of the fronted constituent --
10.4. Intervention effects --
10.5. Subject condition --
10.6. VP and remnant VP movement --
10.7. Positions of the LSD constituent --
10.8. Summary and Conclusion --
11. Diagnosing embedded V2 in Old English and Old French / George Walkden --
11.1. Introduction --
11.2. Types and analyses of V2 in modern and historically attested languages --
11.3. Investigating complement clauses --
11.4. Results and discussion --
11.5. Conclusion --
12. The pragmatics of demonstratives in Germanic / Caitlin Light --
12.1. Introduction --
12.2. A puzzle in historical English --
12.3. Corpus data on syntax and information structure --
12.4. Types of topicalization --
12.5. The special status of demonstratives --
12.6. Analysing demonstratives --
12.7. Conclusion --
13. Persistence as a diagnostic of grammatical status: The case of Middle English negation / Meredith Tamminga --
13.1. Introduction --
13.2. Background: Persistence --
13.3. Background: Negation --
13.4. Results --
13.5. Conclusion --
14. The origins of the Romance analytic passive: Evidence from word order / Lieven Danckaert --
14.1. Introduction: Passives from Latin to Romance --
14.2. The development of Latin BE-periphrases: The state of the art --
14.3. Some overlooked evidence: Word order --
14.4. Towards an analysis of the word order facts --
14.5. An interesting parallel: The genesis of the Romance synthetic future --
14.6. Conclusion --
15. Reconciling syntactic and post-syntactic complementizer agreement / Sarah G. Courtney --
15.1. Introduction --
15.2. Complementizer agreement as a PF interface phenomenon --
15.3. Complementizer agreement in the narrow syntax --
15.4. Complementizer agreement and microvariation --
15.5. Complementizer agreement and grammaticalization --
15.6. Conclusion --
16. On the grammaticalization of temporal-aspectual heads: The case of German versprechen `promise' / Lukasz Jedrzejowski --
16.1. Introduction: Versprechen in present-day German --
16.2. Selected differences between v1 and v2 --
16.3. Versprechen as a functional verbal head --
16.4. Reanalysis --
16.5. Conclusion.
Series Title: Oxford studies in diachronic and historical linguistics.
Responsibility: edited by Éric Mathieu and Robert Truswell.

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