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Author Schwegler, Armin, 1955-

Title Analyticity and syntheticity : a diachronic perspective with special reference to Romance languages / by Armin Schwegler
Published Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1990
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 290 pages) : illustrations
Series Empirical approaches to language typology ; 6
Empirical approaches to language typology ; 6
Contents History of the terms "analytic" and "synthetic" -- Word delimitation : in search of a universal -- Fishing out the baby : the usefulness of the terms analyticity/syntheticity in diachronic description -- The verbal core form Latin to French : part 1, the marking of person/number-from synthetic to analytic? -- The verbal core form Latin to French : part 2, periphrastic cantare habeo; habeo cantatum, and je vais chanter -- Synthesis in non-contiguous elements : predicate negation in romance -- On drift, cyclicity, reconstruction, and the motives for changes in the analytic/synthetic spectrum
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of California, Berkeley, 1986)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-278) and indexes
Notes In English
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Subject Romance languages -- Grammar, Historical.
Romance languages -- Syntax.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3110872927 (electronic bk.)
9783110872927 (electronic bk.)