Reorganising Grammatical Variation: Diachronic Studies in the Retention, Redistribution and Refunctionalisation of Linguistic Variants

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  • Antje Dammel (Redaktør)
  • Matthias Eitelmann (Redaktør)
  • Schmuck, Mirjam (Redaktør)
With most studies on grammatical variation concentrating on the synchronic level, a systematic investigation of long-term grammatical variation within the context of language change, i.e. from a predominantly diachronic perspective, has largely remained a desideratum. The present volume fills this research gap by bringing together nine empirically rich bottom-up case studies on morphological and morphosyntactic variation phenomena in standard and dialect varieties of Indo-European languages (Germanic, Romance, Greek). While variation has often been regarded as merely a transitory epiphenomenal symptom of change, the findings of this volume show that variation is a resilient feature of human language and answer the question what makes variation time-stable. Bridging the gap between corpus-based research on language variation and more theory-driven typological and functional approaches, the volume is of special interest for all researchers concerned with interface phenomena seeking to gain a broader understanding of the mechanisms of linguistic variation and change.
UdgivelsesstedAmsterdam, Philadelphia
ForlagJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Antal sider302
ISBN (Trykt)9789027201645
StatusUdgivet - 2018
Eksternt udgivetJa
NavnStudies in Language Companion Series

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