Overview:The Linguistic Cycle: Language Change and the Language Faculty - Elly van Gelderen provides examples of linguistic cycles from a number of languages and language families, along with an account of the linguistic cycle in terms of minimalist economy principles. A cycle involves grammaticalization from lexical to functional category followed by renewal. Some well-known cycles involve negatives, where full negative phrases are reanalyzed as words and affixes and are then renewed by full phrases again. Verbal agreement is another example: full pronouns are reanalyzed as agreement markers and are renewed again. Each chapter provides data on a separate cycle from a myriad of languages. Van Gelderen argues that the cross-linguistic similarities can be seen as Economy Principles present in the initial cognitive system or Universal Grammar. She further claims that some of the cycles can be used to classify a language as analytic or synthetic, and she provides insight into the shape of the earliest human language and how it evolved.

This book is on page /c01806c4ebab7dba9280fa544af5683f/book/1603734474-9780199756049. It was written by the following authors: Elly van Gelderen. Book The Linguistic Cycle: Language Change and the Language Faculty, which can be read online, published by the company: Oxford University Press Inc. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Reference, Language. The book was published on 2011-05-26 00:00:00. It has 464 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 614 g. File for download The Linguistic Cycle: Language Change and the Language Faculty has PDF format and is called the-linguistic-cycle-language-change-and-the-language-faculty.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our gekisen.biz site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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