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Reconstructing Grammar: Comparative Linguistics and Grammaticalization (Typological Studies in Language) ePub download

by Spike Gildea

  • Author: Spike Gildea
  • ISBN: 1556196598
  • ISBN13: 978-1556196591
  • ePub: 1533 kb | FB2: 1912 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company (July 15, 2000)
  • Pages: 281
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Comparative Linguistics and Grammaticalization. Rice University, Houston. Comparative linguistics and grammaticalization theory both belong to the broader category of historical linguistics, yet few linguists practice both. The methods and goals of each group seem largely distinct: comparative linguists have by and large avoided reconstructing grammar, while grammaticalization theoreticians have either focused on explaining attested historical change or used internal reconstruction to formulate hypotheses about processes of change.

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Comparative linguistics and grammaticalization theory both belong to the broader category of historical linguistics, yet few linguists practice both.

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This book shows how to combine grammaticalization theory with the comparative method to reconstruct the . Spike Gildea presents detailed data in his reconstruction of Proto-Carib verbal and nominal morphologies.

To showcase the methodology, seven morphosyntactically distinct verbal systems in the Cariban family-three ergative, three nominative, and one inverse-are reconstructed. The inverse verbal system reconstructs to Proto-Carib; the other six are innovative, and reconstruct to Proto-Carib nonfinite.

Comparative linguistics and grammaticalization theory both belong to the broader category of historical linguistics, yet few linguists practice both. The methods and goals of each group seem largely distinct: comparative linguists have by and large avoided reconstructing grammar, while grammaticalization theoreticians have either focused on explaining attested historical change or used internal reconstruction to formulate hypotheses about processes of change. In this collection, some of the leading voices in grammaticalization theory apply their methods to comparative data (largely drawn from indigenous languages of the Americas), showing not only that grammar can be reconstructed, but that the process of reconstructing grammar can yield interesting theoretical and typological insights.
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