Morphosyntactic Change: Functional and Formal Perspectives

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This book presents a critical comparison of the two leading theories of linguistic change. After introducing the aims and methods of historical linguistics, Olga Fischer provides an exposition of the main theories used to describe morphosyntactic change and a full account of the causes and mechanisms by which their leading exponents seek to explain it. She measures the effectiveness of rival theories and methods in different contexts and in the process throws fresh light on the balance of factors influencing linguistic ...

Morphosyntactic Change: Functional and Formal Perspectives 2007, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199267040

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Morphosyntactic Change: Functional and Formal Perspectives 2006, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199267057

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