By Elly van Gelderen

ISBN-10: 9027255296

ISBN-13: 9789027255297

This ebook provides new information and extra questions in regards to the linguistic cycle. the subjects mentioned are the pronoun, unfavourable, damaging existential, analytic-synthetic, distributive, determiner, measure, and future/modal cycles. The papers elevate questions on the size of time that cycles take, the interactions among assorted cycles, the common levels and their balance, and the areal components influencing cycles. The languages and language households which are thought of extensive are significant Pomo, Cherokee, chinese language, English, French, Gbe, German, Hmong-Mien, Maipurean, Mayan, Mohawk, Mon-Khmer, Niger-Congo, Nupod, Quechuan, Sino-Tibetan, Tai-Kadai , Tuscarora, Ute, and Yoruboid. One paper covers a number of of the world’s language households. Cyclical swap connects linguists operating in a number of frameworks since it is intriguing to discover a explanation for this attention-grabbing phenomenon.

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Chapter 2. Jespersen recycled  Deprez, Viviane & Martineau, France. 2004. Microparametric variation and negative concord. In Contemporary Approaches to Romance Linguistics. Selected Papers from the 33rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Julie Auger, Clancy Clements & Barbara Vance (eds),139–158. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde Gardiner, Alan H. 1904. The word 41:130–135. Gelderen, Elly van. 2004a. Economy, innovation and prescriptivism.

But this method obviously makes for more complex representations, and one can avoid quite of bit of complication by simply stating that at one period a language could be at more than one stage, not least because some constructions may be ahead of other constructions. For instance, in Brabantic Dutch of 1650 declaratives barely allowed nietNEG (the counterpart of to pasNEG) and still overwhelmingly used enNEG … nietNEG (the counterpart to neNEG... pasNEG), whereas the statistics are exactly the opposite for prohibitives (Burridge 1983: 33, see also Hoeksema 1997: 145, van der Auwera 2006: 18).

Occurrences of free choice any, by the way, are excluded from this table. Perhaps you have wondered why English any or ever have not undergone negative reinterpretation. If words like shit or squat can develop into negative quantifiers, why not their more respectable cousins any and ever? Part of the explanation here might be prescriptive grammar, which has fought hard to keep negative concord out of the standard language. If a sentence like I will ever love you is to develop the meaning Chapter 2.

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