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Title Reconstructing syntax / edited by Jóhanna Barđdal, Spike Gildea, Eugenio R. Luján.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2020.


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Series Brill's studies in historical linguistics, 2211-4904 ; vol.11
Note Includes index.
Contents 1. The Curious Case of Reconstruction in Syntax / Spike Gildea, Eugenio R. Luján and Jóhanna Barđdal -- Part I. Cognacy: 2. Reconstructing the Source of Nominative-Absolutive Alignment in Two Amazonian Language Families / Spike Gildea and Flávia de Castro Alves -- 3. Conducting Syntactic Reconstruction of Languages with No Written Records / Kikusawa Ritsuko -- 4. External Possessor Constructions in Indo-European / Silvia Luraghi -- 5. How to Identify Cognates in Syntax? Taking Watkins' Legacy One Step Further / Jóhanna Barđdal and Thórhallur Eythórsson -- Part II. Directionality: 6. On the Origins of the Ergative Marker wă in the Viceitic Languages of the Chibchan Family / Sara Pacchiarotti -- 7. Voice, Transitivity and Tense/Aspect: Directionality of Change in Indo-European (Evidence from Greek and Vedic) / Nikolaos Lavidas and Leonid Kulikov -- 8. On Shared Structural Innovations: the Diachrony of Adverbial Subordination in Semitic / Na'ama Pat-El -- 9. Reconstructing Semantic Roles: Proto-Indo-European *-bhi / Eugenio R. Luján and Ángel López Chala -- Index.
Summary "During several decades, syntactic reconstruction has been more or less regarded as a bootless and an unsuccessful venture, not least due to the heavy criticism in the 1970s from scholars like Watkins, Jeffers, Lightfoot, etc. This fallacious view culminated in Lightfoot's (2002: 625) conclusion: "[i]f somebody thinks that they can reconstruct grammars more successfully and in more widespread fashion, let them tell us their methods and show us their results. Then we'll eat the pudding." This volume provides methods for the identification of i) cognates in syntax, and ii) the directionality of syntactic change, showcasing the results in the introduction and eight articles. These examples are offered as both tastier and also more nourishing than the pudding Lightfoot had in mind when discarding the viability of reconstructing syntax"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Reconstruction (Linguistics) -- Case studies.
Construction grammar -- Case studies.
Linguistic change -- Case studies.
Historical linguistics -- Case studies.
Comparative linguistics -- Case studies.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax -- Case studies.
Reconstruction linguistique -- Études de cas.
Grammaire de construction -- Études de cas.
Changement linguistique -- Études de cas.
Linguistique historique -- Études de cas.
Syntaxe -- Études de cas.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Etymology
Comparative linguistics. (OCoLC)fst00871358
Construction grammar. (OCoLC)fst01201938
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax. (OCoLC)fst00946258
Historical linguistics. (OCoLC)fst00958134
Linguistic change. (OCoLC)fst00999167
Reconstruction (Linguistics) (OCoLC)fst01091551
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Author Jóhanna Barđdal, 1969- editor.
Gildea, Spike, editor.
Luján, Eugenio R., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Reconstructing syntax Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2020. 9789004391994 (DLC) 2020011983
ISBN 9789004392007 (ebook)
9789004391994 (hardback)
Standard No. AU@ 000066964090

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