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Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation

Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation

In Honor of Scott Delancey

Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation( )
Editor: Thornes, Tim
Andvik, Erik
Hyslop, Gwendolyn
Jansen, Joana
Series title:Typological Studies in Language Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $149.00
Book Description:

Contributions from both well-known practitioners and new voices in the areas of language typology, historical linguistics, and function-based approaches to language description define this volume, as does its foci in two major geographical areas âe" 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...
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