LINGUIST List 15.143

Fri Jan 16 2004

Books: Phonology/Syntax: Holt (Ed.)

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  1. Jasper.deVaal, Optimality Theory and Language Change: Holt (Ed.)

Message 1: Optimality Theory and Language Change: Holt (Ed.)

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 18:24:00 -0500 (EST)
From: Jasper.deVaal <>
Subject: Optimality Theory and Language Change: Holt (Ed.)

Title: Optimality Theory and Language Change
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 56
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: 	Kluwer Academic Publishers
Book URL: 

Editor: D. Eric Holt, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA 

Hardback: ISBN: 1402014694, Pages: 472, Price: EUR 169.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1402014694, Pages: 472, Price: USD 186.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1402014694, Pages: 472, Price: GBP 117.00

Paperback: ISBN: 1402014708, Pages: 472, Price: EUR 69.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1402014708, Pages: 472, Price: USD 76.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1402014708, Pages: 472, Price: GBP 48.00

Optimality Theory and Language Change:

 + discusses many optimization and linguistic issues in great
 + treats the history of a variety of languages, including English,
 French, Germanic, Galician/Portuguese, Latin, Russian, and
 + shows that the application of OT allows for innovative and
 improved analyses;
 + allows researchers that appeal to OT to see the connections of
 their (usually synchronic) work with diachronic studies;
 + contains a complete bibliography on Optimality Theory and
 language change.

This volume may be used as one of the texts in courses on historical
phonology or syntax that treat these topics from generative approaches
or that give a general survey of various frameworks of research into
these areas. Likewise, the volume may serve as a text for courses in
phonology, syntax and Optimality Theory that have a component
dedicated to extensions of linguistic theory to historical change. It
is of interest for historical linguists, researchers into Optimality
Theory and linguistic theory, and for phonologists and syntacticians
with an interest in historical change.

Lingfield(s):	Anthropological Linguistics 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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