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English historical linguistics : approaches and perspectives

Contributor(s): Brinton, Laurel J. [ed.].
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2017Description: xxii, 410p.ISBN: 9781107534216.Subject(s): English language -- History | Historical linguistics -- Great Britain | Historical linguisticsDDC classification: 420.9 | En36 Summary: The generative approach, which took hold in the mid-twentieth century, shifted attention from the history of individual languages to the study of more abstract principles of language; initially its focus was rigidly synchronic. But by 1970, generativists began to turn their attention to language change, seeing it as the result of sudden changes or reanalyses (later understood as changes in parameter settings) and to incomplete or imperfect transmission of grammatical structure during language acquisition
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The generative approach, which took hold in the mid-twentieth century, shifted attention from the history of individual languages to the study of more abstract principles of language; initially its focus was rigidly synchronic. But by 1970, generativists began to turn their attention to language change, seeing it as the result of sudden changes or reanalyses (later understood as changes in parameter settings) and to incomplete or imperfect transmission of grammatical structure during language acquisition

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