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Title: Syntactic Change in Welsh: A Study of the Loss Of Verb-Second
Written By: David W. E. Willis

Scholars have often been puzzled by the fact that the basic word-order rule of Welsh seems to have changed twice in the last 1000 years. David Willis explores how and why these changes have taken place. He examines the relationship between the literary and spoken language throughout the history of Welsh, points out similarities between the rules of earlier Welsh and other European languages, and looks at the forces that cause languages to change over time.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Welsh
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198237596
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320pp
Prices: $98.00