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This book examines historical changes in the grammar of the Indo-Aryan languages from the period of their earliest attestations in Vedic Sanskrit (around 1000 BC) to contemporary Hindi, with specific focus on the rise of configurational structure as a by-product of the grammaticalization of postpositions.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book examines historical changes in the grammar of the Indo-Aryan languages from the period of their earliest attestations in Vedic Sanskrit (around 1000 BC) to contemporary Hindi, with specific focus on the rise of configurational structure as a by-product of the grammaticalization of postpositions.
  • Produktdetails
  • Oxford Studies in Diachronic a
  • Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 320
  • Erscheinungstermin: 5. Juli 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 234mm x 157mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 476g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198736660
  • ISBN-10: 0198736665
  • Artikelnr.: 47865195
Autorenporträt
Uta Reinohl studied General Linguistics, Philosophy, and English Literature at University College Dublin and at Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster. She has been affiliated with the University of Cologne since 2010, and has been Assistant Professor in the Department of General Linguistics there since 2013. She wrote her dissertation on the rise of configurationality in Indo-Aryan, for which she received the Wilhelm von Humboldt Award 2015 of the German Linguistic Society as well as an award from the German National Academic Foundation.
Inhaltsangabe
Series preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
1 Introduction
2 Grammaticalization and configurationality
3 The diverse origins of the Hindi simple postpositions
4 Local particles: The unique source of adpositions and configurationality in Indo-European?
5 The components of the source constructions
6 The origin of the postpositional syntagm
7 From group to phrase
8 Paradigmatization: A process sui generis?
9 Conclusion
Appendix: Attested examples of madhye/upari
References
Index