Relative Clauses in Time and Space

Relative Clauses in Time and Space

A Case Study in the Methods of Diachronic Typology

eBook - 2012
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This book presents a comprehensive survey of historically attested relative clause constructions from a diachronic typological perspective. Systematic integration of historical data and a typological approach demonstrates how typology and historical linguistics can each benefit from attention to the other. The diachronic behaviour of relative clauses is mapped across a broad range of genetically and geographically diverse languages. Central to the discussion is the strength of evidence for what have previously been claimed to be 'natural' or even 'universal' pathways of change. While many feat.
Publisher: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2012
ISBN: 9789027273680
9027273685
9781280879487
1280879483
9789027206824
9027206821
Characteristics: 1 online resource (293 pages)

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