Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Givón, Talmy (1971)

Abstract

In this paper, Givón coins the famous slogan “today’s morphology is yesterday’s syntax”, arguing that we can observe many cases where the morphology developed from an earlier syntactic construction (e.g., verbal inflections that developed from former auxiliaries) and thus can be used to reconstruct syntactic properties of historical stages of a language (e.g. morpheme order is taken to reflect the (basic) word order of an earlier stage).

Givon:1971
authorGivón, Talmy
year1971
titleHistorical syntax and synchronic morphology. An archeologist’s field trip
entrytypeinproceedings
booktitleCLS 7
addressChicago
pages394-415

BibTeX

@inproceedings{Givon:1971,
    author = {Givón, Talmy},
    year = {1971},
    title = {Historical syntax and synchronic morphology. An archeologist’s field trip},
    booktitle = {CLS 7},
    address = {Chicago},
    pages = {394-415},
}
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