Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation: In honor of Scott DeLancey (repost)

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Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation: In honor of Scott DeLancey (repost)

Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation: In honor of Scott DeLancey (Typological Studies in Language, Book 103) by Tim Thornes, Erik Andvik, Gwendolyn Hyslop and Joana Jansen
English | 2013 | ISBN: 9027206848 | 312 pages | PDF | 2,7 MB

typology, historical linguistics, and function-based approaches to language description define this volume, as does its foci in two major geographical areas — southeast Asia and northwestern North America.

All of the papers appeal, in one way or another, to functional-historical approaches to explanation. Behind this appeal lies an assumption that languages are selective in their development in ways that are dependent upon the communicative tasks to which they are put. As such, language function accounts for both variation and historical development over time.


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