Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Montserrat Batllori, Maria Lluïsa Hernanz, Carme Picallo, Francesc Roca

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© Editorial matter and organization Montserrat Batllori, Maria-Llusa Hernanz, Carme Picallo, and Francesc Roca 2005. All rights reserved. In this book the methods and theories of formal syntax are focussed on grammatical variation and change. The book opens with a detailed introduction to the ideas and techniques deployed in the book and the phenomena and issues on which they are brought to bear. Seventeen chapters follow, divided into two parts, the first part concerned with grammaticalization and the second part with parametric variation. These show what the application of contemporary theories of syntax and language variation can reveal about syntactic change and variation and the processes of parametric change which lie behind them. The chapters also demonstrate the value of testing and constructing synchronic theories on the basis of historical data. The analyses range over many languages and language families, including Germanic, Romance, Greek, and Chinese.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages335
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Contemporary theories
  • Formal syntax
  • Grammatical change
  • Grammatical variation
  • Grammaticialization
  • Parametric variation
  • Syntactic change


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