Syntactic Change and Syntactic Reconstruction: A Tagmemic Approach

Author(s):
Costello, John R
Description:

Shows how to reconstruct syntactic constructions, their constituents, and the functions of these constituents for a protolanguage by applying certain procedures of internal and comparative reconstruction to data from other languages concerned.

Table of Contents:

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Symbols
Introduction

  1. The Tagmeme, the Syntagmeme, and Comparative Reconstruction
  • 1.1 The Tagmeme
  • 1.2 The Syntagmeme
  • 1.3 Excursus: Horizontal and Vertical Etic Units
  • 1.4 Comparative Reconstruction

  • Tagmemic and Syntagmemic Change
    • 2.1 One-to-one Replacement
    • 2.2 Merger
    • 2.3 Split
    • 2.4 Amorphous Loss or Disappearance
    • 2.5 Amorphous Gain or Increment

  • Tagmemic, Syntagmemic, Allotagmatic, and Allosyntagmatic Reconstruction
    • 3.1 One-to-one Replacement
    • 3.2 Merger
    • 3.3 Split
    • 3.4 Amorphous Loss or Disappearance
    • 3.5 Amorphous Gain or Increment

  • Syntactosemantic Reconstruction
    • 4.1 Tagmemic
    • 4.2 Syntagmemic
    Retail Price:
    $11.00
    Date:
    1983
    Extent:
    xxvii, 79 pages
    Subject:
    Tagmemic Theory
    Language change
    Comparative and historical studies
    ISBN 13:
    978-0883120927
    ISBN 10:
    0883120925
    Size:
    6 × 9 × 0.22 in
    Weight:
    0.4 lb
    Content Language: