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AuthorHarris, Alice C. and Campbell, LyleTitleHistorical Syntax in Cross-Linguistic Perspective (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics)PublishedCambridge University Press 1995
Status:Check Shelves SubjectHistorical LinguisticsMediaPaperback,BookISBN0521478812Call NumberHarris1995HTypeCirculating BookDescription

Contents: Introduction. The History of Historical Syntax: Major Themes. Overview of a Theory of Syntactic Change. Reanalysis. Extension. Language Contact and Syntactic Borrowing. Processes That Simplify Biclausal Structures. Word Order. Alignment. On the Development of Complex Constructions. The Nature of Syntactic Change and the Issue of Causation. Reconstruction of Syntax.

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