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Product Description: Construction Grammar as a framework offers a new perspective on traditional historical questions in diachronic linguistics and language change: how do new constructions arise, how should competition in diachronic variation be accounted for, how do constructions fall into disuse, and how do constructions change in general, formally and/or semantically, and with what implications for the language system as a whole? This volume offers a broad introduction to the confluence of Construction Grammar and historical syntax, and also detailed case studies of various instances of syntactic change modeled within Construction Grammar...read more
By Spike Gildea (editor)

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9789027204400 | John Benjamins Pub Co, July 30, 2015, cover price $143.00 | About this edition: Construction Grammar as a framework offers a new perspective on traditional historical questions in diachronic linguistics and language change: how do new constructions arise, how should competition in diachronic variation be accounted for, how do constructions fall into disuse, and how do constructions change in general, formally and/or semantically, and with what implications for the language system as a whole?

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Product Description: 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...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Spike Gildea (editor)

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9789027229441 | John Benjamins Pub Co, July 15, 2000, cover price $180.00 | About this edition: Comparative linguistics and grammaticalization theory both belong to the broader category of historical linguistics, yet few linguists practice both.
9781556196584 | John Benjamins Pub Co, April 1, 2000, cover price $180.00 | About this edition: Comparative linguistics and grammaticalization theory both belong to the broader category of historical linguistics, yet few linguists practice both.

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9781556196591 | John Benjamins Pub Co, October 1, 2000, cover price $57.00 | About this edition: Comparative linguistics and grammaticalization theory both belong to the broader category of historical linguistics, yet few linguists practice both.
9789027229458 | John Benjamins Pub Co, July 15, 2000, cover price $57.00 | About this edition: Comparative linguistics and grammaticalization theory both belong to the broader category of historical linguistics, yet few linguists practice both.

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Product Description: This book shows how to combine grammaticalization theory with the comparative method to reconstruct the grammar of Proto-Languages. To showcase the methodology, seven morphosyntactically distinct verbal systems in the Cariban family--three ergative, three nominative, and one inverse--are reconstructed...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780195109528 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, September 3, 1998, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: This book shows how to combine grammaticalization theory with the comparative method to reconstruct the grammar of Proto-Languages.

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