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Title
Reorganising grammatical variation
Type
Text
Monograph
Language
English
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Illustrations
Classification
LCC: P120.V37 R46 2018 (Assigner: dlc) (Status: used by assigner)
DDC: 417/.7 full (Assigner: dlc)(Source: 23)
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bibliography
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Summary
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Introduction: on the role of reorganisation in long-term variation and change and its theoretical implications / Antje Dammel, Matthias Eitelmann and Mirjam Schmuck
Plural inflection in North Sea Germanic languages: a multivariate analysis of morphological variation / Arjen P. Versloot and Elzbieta Adamczyk
Frequency as a key to language change and reorganisation: on subtraction in German dialects / Magnus Breder Birkenes
The history of the mixed inflection of German masculine and neuter nouns: sound shapes, dialectal variation, typology / Elke Ronneberger-Sibold
Genesis and diachronic persistence of overabundance: data from romance languages / Chiara Cappellaro
Ablaut reorganisation: the case of German x-o-o / Jessica Nowak
Reorganising voice in the history of Greek: split complexity and prescriptivism / Nikolaos Lavidas
Making sense of grammatical variation in Norwegian / Marianne Brodahl Sameien, Eivor Finset Spilling and Hans-Olav Enger
Manner of motion and semantic transitivity: a usage-based perspective on change and continuity in the system of the German perfect auxiliaries haben and sein / Melitta Gillmann
Active and passive tough-infinitives: a case of long-term grammatical variation / Dagmar Haumann.
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