This is an introduction to syntactic change from the perspective of generative theory. Generative diachronic syntax has developed since the inception of the principles and parameters approach to comparative syntax in the early 1980s and have become increasingly important in historical linguistics and generative theory: it acts as a bridge between them and has provided insights to both. The generative approach was developed to account for synchronic variation: Ian Roberts shows how it may be used to understand how and why ...

Diachronic Syntax 2007, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199253982

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Diachronic Syntax 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199283668

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