Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2013

208 Pages | 9 B/W tables 6 B/W line art

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780748642250

Bookseller Code (06)

Language Acquisition and Change

A Morphosyntactic Perspective

Jurgen Meisel, Martin Elsig, and Esther Rinke

Published by Edinburgh University Press

This monograph addresses diachronic change of languages in terms of a restructuring of speakers' internal grammatical knowledge. The authors answer questions about the circumstances surrounding grammatical change and attempt to identify causes, constructing a general theory of diachronic change consistent with insights from language acquisition.