Author:Ian Roberts and Anna Roussou

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Syntactic Change: A Minimalist Approach to Grammaticalization

By: Ian Roberts and Anna Roussou

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012769

ISBN: 0521790565

Condition: New


The phenomenon of grammaticalization - the historical process whereby new grammatical material is created - has attracted a great deal of attention within linguistics in recent years. However, until now no attempt has been made to provide a general account of this phenomenon in terms of a formal theory of syntax. The aim of this new and original book is to do precisely that. Using Chomsky’s Minimalist Program for linguistic theory, Roberts and Roussou show how this approach gives rise to a number of important conceptual and theoretical issues concerning the nature of functional categories an... View more info