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By Gisella Ferraresi, Maria Goldbach

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This can be a number of state of the art papers within the box of syntactic reconstruction. It treats a number themes that are consultant of present debates in ancient syntax. the newness and advantage of the current publication is, the editors think, that, not like such a lot earlier paintings on diachronic syntax, it combines the views of the normal philological examine on syntactic reconstruction with the insights of contemporary syntactic idea, because it is emphasized within the Foreword via Giuseppe Longobardi. the quantity comprises articles by means of well-recognized researchers in old linguistics with a spotlight on syntactic switch. within the current quantity syntactic reconstruction is mentioned from various angles, together with old linguistics, phenomena of language touch, generative techniques in addition to typological and variationist learn. within the articles, languages from a various variety of households are mentioned, together with Indo-European, North and South Caucasian, Sino-Tibetan, and Turkic.

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La Linguistique 34: 1. 19–37. Lass, Roger. 1997. Historical Linguistics and Language Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Lehmann, Christian. 2005. “On the methodological Bases of genetic Language Comparison”. Language Research (SNU) 41: 2. 379–404. Lehmann, Winfred P. 1973. “A Structural Principle of Language and its Implications”. Language 49. 47–66. Lehmann, Winfred P. 1974. Proto-Indo-European Syntax. Austin: University of Texas Press. Lightfoot, David. 1979. Review of Mechanisms of Syntactic Changes ed.

The investigation of this matter would go beyond the methods of diachronic or historical syntax.   Gisella Ferraresi & Maria Goldbach should also be supported by a theoretical approach, are not dealt within the works of diachronic generative syntax, although there are no clear explanations or reasons for this gap. Two collections on historical linguistics appeared recently that both have reconstruction in their titles (Cravens 2006; Kiss 2005). The papers in these collections, however, do not deal with the questions we have based the present volume upon, so we shall not discuss them in detail here.

Dordrecht: Kluwer.  Thomason. 2008. ”. This volume. Ramat, Paolo. 1976. “Linguistic Reconstruction and Typology”. Journal of Indo-European Studies 4. 189–206. Rankin, Robert L. 2003. “The Comparative Method”. The Handbook of Historical Linguistics ed.  Janda, 184–212. Oxford: Blackwell. Renfrew, Colin. 1995 [1987]. Archaeology and Language: The puzzle of Indo-European origins. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ringe, Donald A. 1992. “On Calculating the Factor of Chance in Language Comparison”.

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