Syntactic Change: A Minimalist Approach to Grammaticalization (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics)

  • Publish Date: 2008-06-19
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Ian Roberts;Anna Roussou
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The phenomenon of grammaticalization--the historical process whereby new grammatical material is created--has attracted a great deal of attention within linguistics in recent years. This book shows how this approach leads to a number of important conceptual and theoretical issues concerning the nature of functional categories and the form of parameters, as well as the relation of both of these to language change.