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Motives for language change

Author: Raymond Hickey
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book considers the processes involved in language change and how they can be modelled and studied.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Hickey
ISBN: 0521793033 9780521793032 9780521135245 0521135249
OCLC Number: 49650031
Description: ix, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: On change in 'e-language' / Peter Matthews --
Formal and functional motivation for language change / Frederick J. Newmeyer --
Metaphors, models and language change / Jean Aitchison --
Log(ist)ic and simplistic S-curves / David Denison --
Regular suppletion / Richard Hogg --
On not explaining language change : optimality theory and the great vowel shift / April McMahon --
Grammaticalisation : cause or effect? / David Lightfoot --
From subjectification to intersubjectification / Elizabeth Closs Traugott --
On the role of the speaker in language change / James Milroy --
The quest for the most 'parsimonious' explanations : endogeny vs. contact revisited / Markku Filppula --
Diagnosing prehistoric language contact / Malcolm Ross --
The ingenerate motivation of sound change / Gregory K. Iverson and Joseph C. Salmons --
How do dialects get the features they have? On the process of new dialect formation / Raymond Hickey --
Reconstruction, typology and reality / Bernard Comrie --
Reanalysis and typological change / Raymond Hickey.
Responsibility: edited by Raymond Hickey.
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