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The Future in Thought and Language Diachronic Evidence from Romance (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0521105706
ISBN-13: 9780521105705
Sku: 210406163
Publish Date: 3/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.75T
Pages:  232
Questions about the development of the Romance future have engaged scholars since Thielmann''s classic statement of 1885.
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Questions about the development of the Romance future have engaged scholars since Thielmann's classic statement of 1885, yet a century later a number of the fundamental issues remain unresolved. Professor Fleischman suggests that this is in part due to the narrow sense in which the question has traditionally been formulated - as simply the history of the `future-tense' slot in the grammar - and in part the result of the investigative approach, which until recently has taken little account of important advances in general linguistics in the field of diachronic syntax. The present volume examines 'future' as a conceptual category and discusses the various strategies that have been used to map this conceptual category on to grammar in Romance. The data are taken in the main from Western Romance languages, particularly French, and frequent parallels are drawn with English. To account for the evolution of the future, Professor Fleischman proposes a network of interrelated, often cyclical developments in syntax and semantics, and seeks to place the individual diachronic events within a broader framework of syntactic typology and universal patterns of word-order change.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0232
Product attributePublisher:   Cambridge University Press
Product attributeSeries Part:   36
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