LINGUIST List 33.1746

Mon May 16 2022

Books: Language Change at the Interfaces: Catasso, Coniglio, Bastiani (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 10-May-2022
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Language Change at the Interfaces: Catasso, Coniglio, Bastiani (eds.)
E-mail this message to a friend

Title: Language Change at the Interfaces
Subtitle: Intrasentential and intersentential phenomena
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 275
Published: 2022
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/la.275

Editor: Nicholas Catasso
Editor: Marco Coniglio
Editor: Chiara De Bastiani
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027257871 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027257871 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027257871 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210975 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210975 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210975 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This volume offers an up-to-date survey of linguistic phenomena at the interfaces between syntax and prosody, information structure and discourse – with a special focus on Germanic and Romance – and their role in language change. The contributions, set within the generative framework, discuss original data and provide new insights into the diachronic development of long-burning issues such as negation, word order, quantifiers, null subjects, aspectuality, the structure of the left periphery, and extraposition.

The first part of the volume explores interface phenomena at the intrasentential level, in which only clause-internal factors seem to play a significant role in determining diachronic change. The second part examines developments at the intersentential level involving a rearrangement of categories between at least two clausal domains.

The book will be of interest for scholars and students interested in generative accounts of language change phenomena at the interfaces, as well as for theoretical linguists in general.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Syntax
Language Family(ies): Germanic
                            Romance

Written In: English (eng)

See this book announcement on our website:
https://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=161353



Page Updated: 16-May-2022