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The Resource Language contact in Europe : the periphrastic perfect through history, Bridget Drinka

Language contact in Europe : the periphrastic perfect through history, Bridget Drinka

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Language contact in Europe : the periphrastic perfect through history
Title
Language contact in Europe
Title remainder
the periphrastic perfect through history
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Bridget Drinka
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eng
Summary
This comprehensive new work provides extensive evidence for the essential role of language contact as a primary trigger for change. Unique in breadth, it traces the spread of the periphrastic perfect across Europe over the last 2,500 years, illustrating at each stage the micro-responses of speakers and communities to macro-historical pressures. Among the key forces claimed to be responsible for normative innovations in both eastern and western Europe is 'roofing' - the superstratal influence of Greek and Latin on languages under the influence of Greek Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism respectively. The author provides a new interpretation of the notion of 'sprachbund', presenting the model of a three-dimensional stratified convergence zone, and applies this model to her analysis of the have and be perfects within the Charlemagne sprachbund. The book also tackles broader theoretical issues, for example, demonstrating that the perfect tense should not be viewed as a universal category.--
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1951-
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Drinka, Bridget
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact
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  • Languages in contact
  • Multilingualism
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Language contact in Europe : the periphrastic perfect through history, Bridget Drinka
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967791116
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 487 pages
Isbn
9780521514934
Lccn
2016041129
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967791116
Label
Language contact in Europe : the periphrastic perfect through history, Bridget Drinka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967791116
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 487 pages
Isbn
9780521514934
Lccn
2016041129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967791116

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