Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 December 2007

224 Pages

ISBN: 9780199532223

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Syntactic Change in Akkadian

The Evolution of Sentential Complementation

Guy Deutscher

  • A syntactic history of one of the earliest documented languages
  • Covers 2,500 years
  • Links linguistic and social evolution
  • Argues that the complexity and sophistication of the syntactic mechanisms is not a but an evolving one